Friday, June 26, 2009

Hey Megan - It's Your Birthday!


My Megs!  Happy birthday!
I never really thought much of my birthdays until this year's crazy events helped me see life a little differently, but you've always loved celebrating your birthday.  And why not, am I right people?!  You're a person that God has placed on this earth to make life better and more enjoyable for the rest of us.  You're selfless attitude and desire to serve have always been an example to me, and an inspiration to look beyond myself and to love others despite differences.  I love you, and I love you more everyday.  
You have saved my life on so many levels - not only as you stood by my side every step of the way throughout my liver dealy, but as you have shown me how beautiful life can be as we overcome tough times and come out on top.  We have many more of those tough times ahead of us in our lives, but because of you I don't have to worry about them.  We've already made it through some crazy stuff during our brief time together, so we can handle much more and still find ways to laugh everyday throughout it.  I love the way that you not only make me feel, but also the way that you make others feel.  You have the unmatched ability to make everyone feel comfortable and happy, and what else do we need in life?  Like you, I don't know if we have ever laughed so hard as we have recently, and isn't that crazy considering what "recently" has been?  
I love you so much Megan, and even though these days are bittersweet (sorry) I hope that you can enjoy this birthday, and understand how much you mean to me, your family and friends, and every other person you come in contact with.  
You muddabin someone special before you came to this world, because, like I said,  God gave us people like you to make this crazy world a sweet place to be.
Love you much Megan!

Alec 

Saturday, June 20, 2009

   
Happy 26th Birthday Alec!  From now on we will have to celebrate two birthdays for you!  June 14th, the actual day you were born, and April 28th, the day you were granted a new life from your transplant success.  
With all that has gone on this last little while, we have still managed to have a lot of fun. We have taken a couple of trips up to the Park City Condo, enjoyed a hike and chairlift ride, 
watched Bode swim in the water (I mean pushed Bode in the water to see if he could swim haha! Good news, he can). We have taken bike rides, walks, and made Dinner that didn't burn. (Amazing, I can't believe it).  I beat you playing SORRY, we have put together puzzles, made trips to Five Guys, and who can forget the Yogurt Stop?!  The best part, just chillin on our balcony and watching the thunderstorms and sunsets.
It seems we both have a new outlook on life. We love and appreciate our families and friends more, enjoy the little things each day, and look for the simple pleasures in life and live them. One of the things I have always loved about you is how much you make me laugh.  You were always pretty funny, but now it seems like your jokes are even funnier! (I don't know if it is the fact that your new liver has a better sense of humor than your old one or that I just appreciate and love you more. Probably the second one)     
We never went a day with out laughing before your transplant, but now it seems like our laughs have changed.  They are deeper, harder, more frequent and just gut wrenching painful.  I love it!
Thank you for always being my goodest buddy and for staying alive! I am so grateful that God placed you in my life.  To many more birthdays and future laughs!
xoxo Megs