To my baby girl,
Two years ago you were just that, a baby. You were only a little over 2 years old when your big brother was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I left you for the first time in your short life to go and stay with him in the hospital. I don’t know what I cried about more, being in the hospital or being away from you. Our family had never been apart, and diabetes was getting in the way of that.
What a little trooper you were from the beginning. You instinctively knew in your heart when I had to help brother, that I was not ignoring you, I was just helping brother.
You are part of our team. You are so smart when it comes to brother’s diabetes. You know when he gets candy it is because his number is low. You are even starting to learn what numbers we strive to maintain. You are the smartest, most compassionate 4 year old that I know.
I know you give up a lot for brother’s diabetes too. I know you don’t understand diabetes and why sometimes brother needs to do some extra blood tests, or eat an extra snack, but not understanding does not hinder your compassion. You sit with us during the extra blood checks, you stay with us during the extra snacks, sometimes even having one yourself.
You are the best daughter anyone could ask for. I’ve known from the minute you were born and I found out that you were a girl that I was the luckiest mommy in the world to be chosen to be your mama.
Your strength and conviction inspire me. You are the most self assured little girl. You are a no nonsense, very hysterical type of girl. I find you very amusing. You treat brother’s diabetes in the same way. You are very no nonsense about it, in fact, many of your babies have diabetes to. You have adopted an ‘it is what it is’ motto, and I know that will help you and your brother both in the long run.
I used to say you were born to be your brother’s co-pilot, and I still believe that. He needs you just as much as you need him. You make a great team. I love you little girl.
You are my world. You are my heart. I would not be me if it were not for you.
I love you,