We cannot believe Ryan's 2nd Stomaversarry rolled around on July 30th!!! WOW. Celebrations were a week late but it was still a big important event around the Decker casa.
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It is very, very important to us that we mark and celebrate the surgery that not only saved Ryan's life from a violent case of Crohn's but gave him back his life to the point of thriving. We are so grateful for the Lord's creativity to let someone invent this surgery and for making our surgeon's mind and hands capable to perform the procedure on Ryan.
Last year we went to Cirque du Soleil which was such a memorable event. This year we went to Steuben's (hippest restaurant of life) for dinner and then Ryan got to buy some climbing gear at his favorite outdoor store.
Steuben's is a favorite of ours and we FEASTED on crispy Brussels sprouts (best thing on the menu, no joke), deviled eggs, and shortie beers to start. Then we had bacon wrapped meatloaf, homemade biscuits, fish and chips and coleslaw. Followed by truckstop chocolate cake and fried apple pie.
Then we went home and had a heart attack.
I asked Ryan if he ever thought that this time 2 year ago he would be CELEBRATING this life changing surgery. He said no; when an ostomy was first brought up it was scary and we thought our life was ending in a lot of ways.
What a shock to find out he still climbs, bikes, works, runs, travels, and more with his ostomy. While we didn't know we had anything to celebrate July 30, 2012...in 2014 we rejoice over this good gift.
It's so fun to look forward to a new event to mark and remember his stomaversarry each year. But it doesn't matter how we celebrate, but that we do and that we do it with overflowing, thankful hearts for Ryan's life and health!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above...