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6 Year Letter

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Tigerlilly's mom, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Tigerlilly's mom

    Tigerlilly's mom Approved members

    Dec 3, 2007
    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:p

    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.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  2. lil'Man'sMom

    lil'Man'sMom Approved members

    Jan 8, 2008

    Great letter, short and sweet, shows that diabetes is just small piece of Tyler's life. You have done a awesome job at allowing Tyler to be a active, social, healthy boy. You inspire me to do the same with Mann.

    -Wanda :)
  3. jules12

    jules12 Approved members

    May 26, 2007
    Awesome letter!!!
  4. Becky Stevens mom

    Becky Stevens mom Approved members

    Oct 14, 2008
    This is awesome Jen and so are you:) Tyler's life has been full of fun and adventures and of course, great love. Because you have made it that way. That young man is going to go far in life :cwds:
  5. ashadams

    ashadams Approved members

    Jun 27, 2011
    Great letter - it's an inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing.

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