Saturday, October 27, 2012

Almost Her Entire Life

She turned 9 this week.

"Where did my baby go?", I wondered quietly to myself.

An inspiring number (9) as she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes shortly after her 3rd birthday. 

"Almost her entire life", I silently marveled.

Her joy and anticipation of her birthday was not once overshadowed by type 1 diabetes.

"I still have so much to learn and she is my teacher",  I thought as I tried to shoo the diaversaries out of my mind.

Even though she had to attend her marathon A1c appointment the day before her party.  With more pokes, more prodding and a few invasive questions sprinkled in for good measure, she handled the appointment flawlessly. 

"Only 9 years, yet wise beyond", I thought. 

Instead, she simply radiated lovely in only the way that happy and well adjusted 9 - year old could, writing a wish list of all things pink, sparkly and lalaloopsy. 

And at the end of her shining birthday moment, even when her CGM beeped a low bg warning, she simply grinned and asked "for more cake, please."

"She is happy and because of her happiness, so am I."

Happy Birthday to our fabulous youngest daughter!  You makes us so very proud!


Michelle I said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! Love all the pink! I too wonder where all the time goes... :)
Michelle I

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Thanks Michelle! Isn't it crazy to watch them grow.... As cliche as it is, time really does fly by.

AnnaMarie said...

This entry absolutely makes my heart happy. :) I am so thankful that Sophie has Livy in her life, and thrilled that she got to share in Livy's special day. :) Wishing your amazing and awesome girl a year full of all things special...for she truly is. :) xoxo

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Thank you for your beautiful kindness. A friendship is a marvelous gift and Livy is so lucky to have a special, sweet bestie in Sophie as well. I see these two growing together and celebrating many a wonderful accomplishment together. I couldn't be more proud! xxoo