Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Forth of July- Tribute to my mama

Yesterday was a special day, like every year on the forth of July, it was my mama's birthday. And while we couldn't be together to celebrate this year, we  know you had a great celebration! I am so thankful for all that you have done for me over the years, your adventurous spirit, your continuous desire to learn, your nurturing soul.

As I have grown up and learned much more about myself, managing Type 1 and trying my best to keep myself in control, I always think about what you must have gone through as my mom  in a time when resources and access to technology and information are not what they are today- you led the way in making sure I was taken care of at every step, and even now I can't imagine what you must have gone through knowing that your child has a condition that not only can you not cure, but that it is not understood why they were diagnosed in the first place. 

I am grateful for all that you did diligently every day since I was diagnosed over 29 years ago- you have been through so much as my mom, as a parent of someone with Type 1, I honestly can't imagine!

Next week we will Ride to Cure Type 1 Diabetes, so that moms and  future moms don't have to go through what you have gone through!

So thank you for everything that you have done, as my mom, I miss you and I love you!

1 comment:

  1. Melt. Thank you, Lianna.

    Watching your indomitable spirit lit my path.