Today's the day! Happy Diaversary to Sweetpea!
It's kind of hard to believe that it's been a year.... And it's kind of hard to believe that it's ONLY been a year! It's been one of those years!
I know some people choose not to acknowledge or celebrate this day. Trust me. I understand. I get it.
But for us, I WANTED to celebrate this day. For a few reasons...
Yeah, it was unquestionably the WORST day of my life. However, it was also the BEST day.
No, I have not totally lost my mind. Yes, I did just say that dx day was the best day of my life.
Why would say such an incredible and ridiculous thing?
Because. Without dx day, Sweetpea would not be alive today. She would have kept getting sicker and sicker. She would have starved to death. She would have kept throwing up. She might have gone into a coma. She would have died. It was only a matter of time. So, It was the day she was diagnosed and the day that her life was SAVED.
That's a great reason to celebrate!
We also choose to celebrate this day as a way of thumbing our noses at D and saying, "you give us this disease? FINE. But I will NOT cower on this day. I will PRAISE!". It's a great opportunity for us to acknowledge all we've been through as a family and all Sweetpea has been through as a child with diabetes. It's a way of celebrating her bravery, her courage, and her strength.
It's been a tough year. No doubt about that. Read back through the archives and you'll see....
But we HAVE come a long, long way together. And we will continue to CELEBRATE and PRAISE!
So, without further ado, here is the project J and I have been working on.... Enjoy!
Ok- It's time to get your party on! Let's CELEBRATE!!!