Every year on Tyler's diaversary I send out an email letter to all those important people in his life. Below is this years rough draft...short and sweet this time. Guess I am running out of stuff to say Six years.,.six years, that's half of Tyler's life. I can't believe that with each day that passes, it will mark time that he has lived longer having diabetes than not. As hard as the last 6 years have been, I am sure that the challenges we face over the next 6 may be even more difficult. A teenager fighting for his independence, dealing with hormones, girls, social issues, school, sports AND diabetes! Now that spells a challenge to me. I just hope that the love and support that Tyler has received over the last 6 years from his family, friends, parents of friends, coaches and teachers has helped put him on the right path to taking care of himself and managing the daily struggles that come with living with diabetes. Six years later, I am past feeling like I have to educate everyone about Type 1 diabetes and what Tyler has to "endure" everyday. I am past feeling as though I need to convince the world that Tyler can do anything that everyone else can do. I am at the point where I can say "It is what it is" and actually mean it. I have to say it's a good place to be and I am happy to be here. Thank you to all of you for helping ME get here.