We've struggled and and gone back and forth this past year deciding whether or not to share this post. Up until now, we've only shared it with very few, close people. But, after much thought and prayer, we as a family, feel like now is the time. Maybe this is how Abby is supposed to "Save Lives!"
Please remember that this is a very sacred and spiritual experience to us, and it's coming from an innocent 12-year-old. This experience is very real and it means a lot to us. We feel like it's an experience that can change your life. Because it's so sacred and so personal, we ask that you don't copy this or reprint it unless you ask our permission first. It will probably make you cry, and it will really make you think. It could possible make you step back and examine how you're living your life right now, I know I did! Abby wrote this only 5 days after her transplant, on July 17th. It happened the only night, ever, that I didn't stay in the hospital with her. Britt offered to stay and I went to our Sugarhouse house and tried to get some much needed sleep. In the middle of the night, I got the most awesome text, from the most inspiring little girl, that I will ever get. It's our hope in sharing this experience, that you'll be able to see and feel and little of what Abby was to experience that night.
I know that I'm so relieved that Abby made the decision to come back to spend a little more time with us. We don't know how much more time, but we are grateful for every minute we have with her. Every birthday is a milestone! Happy Birthday Abby, thank you for being willing to share your experience with everyone. I hope that it does help to "save and change lives!"