Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy 9th Birthday, Sain! (one day early)



Sáin,


Happy birthday to the most amazing girl I know.


It’s hard to put into words what I want to say to you. In so many ways you are my hero.


In nine years you have lived through and seen more than many adults. You’ve taken all the things that could’ve broken you and turned them around to make you stronger.


When people talk about strength, resilience and perseverance you are the first person that comes to my mind.


Here are just a few of the lesser known things I love about you:

  • I love that, even though we were watching an NFL special on TV, you were born during an NHL commercial.
  • I love that your first word was “booger”
  • I love the fact that you were genuinely confused by the fact that all people didn’t speak French when you started preschool.
  • I love that you whispered to me in the hospital bed literally hours after diagnosis, “Well, I guess I have a lot to learn about diabetes now.”
  • I love that you try new things but aren’t afraid to admit when you don’t like them
  • I love that you can genuinely keep a secret
  • I love the determined smile on your face when you are doing martial arts.
  • I love that you are a “tall kid” (because I was the “short kid”.)

Mostly, I love that you are you!


Thank you for being my daughter and thank you for teaching me the best things in life are unplanned!


Love,

Mom

2 comments:

Kate said...

Sept. 27 is a very special day for many reasons. As my mom would say, "Good people are born on September 27." My sweet Sain, you share a birthday with my very wonderful grandmother. I think you two would get along very well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Em said...

I found your blog by clicking on my own interests. I was recently diagnosed with Type 1 and it has been really hard. I am happy to hear your daughter was approved for a pump. Hopefully I will be soon too. Good luck with the training!