May 10, 2011
I will fight your fight...
Letter writing: You can write a letter to diabetes if you’d like, but we can also take it one step further. How about writing a letter to a fictional (or not so fictional) endocrinologist telling the doctor what you love (or not) about them. How about a letter to a pretend (or again, not so pretend) meter or pump company telling them of the device of your dreams? Maybe you’d like to write a letter to your child with diabetes. Or a letter from your adult self to the d-child you were. Whomever you choose as a recipient, today is the day to tell them what you are feeling.
It is day 2 of D-Blog Week. Today's topic is Letter Writing. As soon as I saw this topic, I knew that I wanted to write a letter to my sweet Ally. I began to ponder what I might say. This was on my mind for a couple of days. Then I was driving in the car and heard this song by Rascal Flatts - I Won't Let Go. With tears streaming down my face I knew what I wanted to say! Play this video and listen to the lyrics...then read my letter to Ally below.
Dear my Sweet Ally,
I want you to know that it hurts my heart to see you cry about shots, site changes and fingersticks, about being different, about not being able to sleepover at a friend's house. I want you to know that I will always stand by you when you have a low blood sugar and need a steady hand. I will dry your eyes when the highs and lows all just get to be too much. When you have just had it with diabetes and you don't want to deal with it anymore...I will help you through and I won't let you down. I will continue to fight your fight against diabetes every single day until there is a cure.
I am so proud of you. You are extremely smart, and strong, and brave, and positive. YOU are my inspiration daily. You are already so responsible when it comes to taking care of your diabetes.
But I want you to know that I will always be here for you...at age 8, at age 16, at age 32 and on and on. Whenever you need me, I will hold you tight...and I won't let go!
I love you so much!
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