We cannot adequately express our gratitude for everyone who made Chandler’s celebration of life a day we will cherish forever. I have no doubt that Chandler was grinning from ear to ear, showing off those dimples, as he witnessed the celebration.
First, I want to thank our family – Chip, Chase, Chance, and Charli. You each painted such a beautiful, clear portrait of Chandler. I could not be prouder of you. As I said Sunday, you are amazing human beings. I love you, and I like you.
Next, I want to thank every person who came to Chandler’s celebration of life. I wish I had been able to hug each one of you. Your presence meant the world to us. We were overwhelmed at the turnout.
Thank you to all our family and friends who flew in from out of state to be here with us and for us. I especially want to thank Chandler’s friends who flew in from Australia, Colorado, Florida, and Hawaii (I’m sorry if I missed anyone).
Dove Canyon Country Club, thank you for everything! You are so good to us. I know Chandler was happy to see everyone gathered in a place he always loved to be.
Stephanie, you did not allow me to stress for one minute about how this thing was going to come together. You listened, planned, delegated, and executed every detail to perfection.
Thank you to everyone who helped set up and take down, especially Dan & Linda, Richelle, Terry & Elaine, Cathy, Scott & Christine, Mahsan, Hunter, and Jenny.
Thank you to everyone who sent the most beautiful flowers to bless our family and grace the celebration.
Bob, thank you for a message that was inspiring, authentic, and honoring of Chandler and of our faith as a family.
Cameron Simony, thank you for sorting through countless pictures and videos sent by so many people to put together such a great video that we will always treasure. You nailed it, Cam….you nailed it!
Alec, thank you for videotaping the service and for setting up the video booth at Board & Brew for Chandler stories, even though it didn’t work out to tape the stories due to the unbelievable turnout and mad noise!
Board & Brew, there are no words. Owners Brett and Mike, your generosity in throwing the party of a lifetime for Chandler is overwhelming. Brendan and Joey and the B&B staff, you made that party happen! I know Chandler was bragging, “Those are my people right there!”
Ocean Roulette and Mitch, thank you for bringing the music so we could do what Chandler loved! I felt him right there with us.
I’m probably forgetting someone really key, and I apologize. I'm going to play the "I just lost my son" card.
It took a village to come together and make Sunday’s phenomenal celebration of Chandler’s 25 years of life happen…and happen with perfection. Thank you to everyone in our village!
LINK TO CHANDLER'S VIDEO:
(Sorry, I don't know how to attach it because it's not a YouTube video, and I don't know how to make it one.)