Today is my mom’s birthday and I just want to write something for her to thank her for always being there when it comes to my D-Life. Happy Birthday Mom!
I just want to tell you how much you mean to me. For so long you were my lifeline, I depended on you for not only love but my life. I remember the nights you spent sleeping in my hospital room when I was diagnosed. The night of your birthday was spent with me instead of celebrating with others. You are always there to protect me and guide me through the tough times. We have had a lot of rough patches, and yet we are still moving along in our lives. We had years when going to the doctor was not possible, because the doctor never had appointments, I was too stubborn, or things were just too bad in other areas. I thank you for letting me find my own way with this D-thing, but still making sure I was okay. This day 11 years ago you were in my hospital room or somewhere in Children’s Hospital learning how to keep me alive. Something a mother should never have to do, most kids just need love. I needed your bravery, and I know those early years of shots probably hurt your heart more than they ever hurt my body. I know it was hard. I know that watching me fight off nurses trying to draw my blood was terrible. I want you to know that I am so thankful that you never gave up on me and stuck by me, making me the young woman I am today. I love you mom! I know I make you proud everyday, but you make me proud everyday too!