Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Diabetes Blog Week--Letter Writing Day


My Dear Jennifer,

I still remember, like it was yesterday, that trip to the hospital, the look in your face (like you didn't know where you were, didn't know who I was...almost like you didn't even know who you were). I shudder to think how close we were to losing you...

But that began our battle to conquer this disease. I know there are times you wish you could just take a break, just not have to always think about blood sugar levels, counting carbs, calculating insulin dosages. But, Sweetheart, you must never quit, never give up, never let it beat you down.

Diabetes has caused you to be more mature, in some ways, than other young people your age. It has helped you be more aware of what is going on in your body. I think it has also caused you to be more empathetic of others, more tenderhearted and caring.

I know diabetes doesn't define you, but it has shaped you into who you are and into whom you are becoming. It makes me proud to be your mother...

You know I've walked beside you from the beginning. It is nearly time for you to step off on your own...but I will always be here for you. I will always be willing to listen, if you need me. And I will always and forever be praying for you.

I'll love you forever!

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  1. Crying as I read all these letters to children living with this. I thought about writing a letter to my children but just didn't know where to begin. God bless you and your family.

    Christy of My 2 Sweet Babies

  2. Beautiful letter! I hope you show this to her, if not now, then some day! :)

  3. Very sweet. They are indeed forced to grow up a little quicker. It makes me proud of them all, that they are able to meet the challenges that D presents them.


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