I just wanted to take a moment to say happy 22nd birthday to one of the most important people in my life, my little sister. She is the only one who really gets me… as she is also a type 1 diabetic.
She also really likes goats and jeans.
(Please don’t hit me for using this picture. I can’t stop laughing.)
I’m not saying this just to kiss her ass on her birthday – but she is often times the reason I can make it through a tough diabetes day without breaking down. She listens, she cares and she gets it. She’s smart, funny and beautiful – inside and out. She manages her diabetes with finesse, even when the going gets tough. She’s my confidant and is my oldest best friend. We can cry, complain and laugh together, and I always know she’ll be there when I need her – diabetes related or not (fashion, especially). She’s an inspiration to me and so many others.
I’ve said it before, that I’m thankful to have someone so close who can relate to a disease that is so hard to grasp, although if I could take it away from her I would in a minute. Happy birthday to the coolest diabetic I know. Love you, dumb little : )