One Year Matchiversary

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sweet Liam,

I can’t believe that today marks one year since you and I were united. Over the last 12 months I’ve
had the pleasure of meeting you and your incredible family – both immediate and extended family. I am honored to be able to say I now have a second family - including 4 brothers, an awesome role model dad, and a mom I consider one of my dearest friends. I’m not too sure of higher powers above, but you and I were a match made in heaven – THE DIAMOND DUO!

While running for you is what brought us together, I’ve learned so much more within the last year than what I have in a lifetime.

You and your family are pure examples of living life to the fullest and perseverance.

Each and every day I am amazed at the strides you continue to make through your speech, actions and sense of humor. Your giggles are contagious, your smile melts everyone’s heart and your love for life and family is a gift. I am so excited to see you in school next year, making new friends and learning LOTS of cool stuff. Kudos to your mom for going through a tough battle with the schools - her drive is amazing.

As we enter into our second year of being buddies, I have a feeling this will be our best year yet! More miles, more races and most importantly, a visit to Ireland to see you and your amazing family. With a goal of June of 2016, butterflies already sit in my stomach thinking about the day we will meet face-to-face and all of the happy tears that will flow from my eyes. (I can’t even write this letter holding it together!)

I can’t wait until we run in a race together along the mountains and go out for an afternoon stroll together, me hopefully telling you funny stories and jokes, playing hide-n-seek, and eating some tasty ice cream together.

Thank you for being my biggest inspiration and one of the greatest joys I’ve had the privilege of experiencing in my life. And thank you to your family for sharing you with me. I promise to never, EVER, let you (or them) down from now until the end of our days.

With all my heart,


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