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 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!

Visit Bitter~Sweet to see all of the posts on this topic today! And don't forget to check back tomorrow for "Diabetes Bloopers".


  1. I don't know if my first comment went computer crashed. Anyway...your support and love of Ally comes through so loud and clear here on your blog and in that letter.

  2. OMG, that song gets me EVERY time. Especially now...exactly how I feel for my girls.

  3. Loving the letters today. We have such amazing kiddos... they MUST take after their mamas ;)

  4. She's so lucky to have you as her mother!!! Beautiful letter!!!

  5. This is so, so sweet. All of these wonderful letters are making me cry. :)

  6. What a perfect song and letter!

  7. I hope you share this with her. She is going to love it. This is so special and sweet. Thank you for sharing!

  8. I have to be honest and tell you I didn't listen to the song...trying really hard not to 'go there' today because if I start, I might not stop!!
    Your letter, though, just about sent me there, but that's OK.
    Just something about a mother's love for her girl!!

  9. i am a PWD and i just want to tell you that your letter to Ally made me cry. not sad tears, but tears of joy. to know that Ally has you by her side and that you will be there forever, to walk the D-walk with her. my mom has been walking that walk with me for 36years now, and she is my hero, just as you are Ally's! she may not know that yet, but believe me, she will! be just as proud of yourself as you are of your little girl, and remember to take care of you, so she can tell you how much she appreciates everything you've done for her!

  10. Beautiful! That song gets me every time. Then add your sweet words.... Oh boy!! I'm honored to fighting the fight next to you and your sweet girl. <3

  11. beautiful letter and wonderful post!!

  12. such a sweet heartfelt it!


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