I mentioned before that my sister had been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes early this summer. But I didn’t say how much that had made an impact on hers, mine, and my entire family’s lives. Before I get into this for those who don’t really know what type 1 diabetes is here a link to read: Type 1 Diabetes
The day we found out she had Diabetes was crazy, scary, hard, scary, and overwhelming. She ended up having to go to a Hospital because of how high her sugar was. My parent’s and her stayed at the hospital from the day they got there (Monday) through Friday. That was the longest roughest weeks I’ve ever had or any of us have had I think.
Probably one of the hardest things was hearing my parent’s voice crack on the phone from trying not to cry, watching my little sister leave to go to a hospital, know her body was trying to go into a coma, having to stay behind and wake up not having her little self say “Good morning Erin” before I had coffee in my system. But the greatest thing was when she was home, I could physically hug her tell her I loved her and see her sunshine, happy, hyper self in the morning watching Tv on the couch with her stuffed animals.
And the whole thing taught and reminded me how Special the little things are in life. One of my worst fears is loosing my family, and we could have lost her. But we didn’t. It’s easy for us to take for granted our friends, our health, siblings and family in general. We tend to think “Tomorrow, I will do this or that..” But sometimes we don’t have tomorrow. It’s not a promise it’s a gift.
Now this doesn’t mean she never gets on my nerves. She’s my little sister, of course she will! But I cherish moments even more now than I did with her before. Like yesterday morning my little sister made me coffee, put a strawberry and some yogurt bites in a cupcake liner and wrote a little note for me and put it on my stand by my door.. It’s the little things in life that mean the most and can be the biggest blessings and most magical memories. I don’t know what I’d do without our little sunshine Katie bug. ❤