Jeffrey Dean Morgan is Bae.
If you had told me 11 years ago that I would one day get the chance to meet this wonderful man, not once but TWICE, I would have told you you were crazy. But because of a wonderful thing called Walker Stalker Con, I have been able to come face to face with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Anyone that has listened to the Two Dead Chicks podcast/talked to me for more than 5 minutes knows my love for this man runs deep.
Over the last 11 years, I have had a lot of health problems related to an auto immune condition I was diagnosed with at the age of 21. Surgery became a big part of my life, often with multiple surgeries in a year’s time. In fact, I had surgery less than a month prior to attending WSC Atlanta in October of 2016, when I met Jeffrey for the first time. With any surgery comes lots of recovery time. My recovery ritual for the last 11 years has been to watch all of the Grey’s Anatomy episodes beginning with Denny’s first appearance through when he is on the show for the last time as a hallucination of Izzie’s.
Even though our health issues were different, I related to him on a personal level. Denny remained so optimistic despite his circumstances and maintained a zest for life. He inspired me to find the beauty in life even when things didn’t appear so beautiful on the surface. When you’re dealing with chronic health problems and recovery periods that last anywhere from days to weeks to even months at a time, it’s easy to lose sight of the point of this whole life thing. The portrayal of Denny helped serve as a reminder that even in the worst of circumstances, there is still joy to be found. There’s always been something so comforting to me about Jeffrey Dean Morgan since his performance as Denny. His smile, laugh, and genuineness light up a room. I finally got to tell him that at the Walker Stalker convention here in Nashville. He was so gracious, kind, and loving as he asked about my health and how my life had been these past few months. It was clear that it meant a lot to him to hear that his work had affected me in such a positive way. He showered me with hugs and a kiss and then later, the above photo was taken. If you ever get an opportunity to meet Jeffrey, DO IT! He is so