We were tired from the blood sugar roller coaster that was our weekend.
I was at work. You know, working. And I got a text from Jason.
"Are you there?"
I always have my phone on me. Just in case. You never know...
My first thought was that something was wrong. She had crashed or was super high or something.
"Yes. What's up?"
His response was just two words.
Followed by this picture...
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
Are you kidding me?!?
Sweets was selected as a delegate to JDRF's Children's Congress!
I was SHOCKED. I did not expect for her to be chosen this year. Over 1500 children applied. Only 150 were chosen. Those are not good odds!
But somehow.... this is her year! What an incredible honor!
I made Jason wait until I got home from work to tell her.
We told her we had a surprise for her and let her read the letter herself. This is a little clip... I love the look on her face when she realizes what it means!
We are all so very excited!
Sweets LOVES Washington. I mean LOVES! She has been obsessed with it since we went a few years ago. We recently watched a special on HGTV about decorating the White House at Christmas. She was intrigued that the Oval Office was really OVAL! And the other day she said to me, "Mom, I want to be one of the volunteers who helps decorate the White House for Christmas. That would be a great job! Do they decorate the Oval Office?" I told her I didn't know but that probably not because that's the president's office and no one really gets to go in there. "Not even the dog?!?" she asked. And then she said, "Well, I'm going to decorate and I'm going to find a way in there." HA! Look out Washington!
I'm thrilled for us to have this opportunity to advocate! Since getting involved with JDRF close to four years ago, I have found that advocating is a passion of mine. I truly feel that telling our stories - especially IN PERSON - really makes an impact. It's easy to think that we are just one person. One voice. And that nothing we do really matters. But that's not true. And come on... who can say no to that face?!?
I am so looking forward to sharing this journey with you!