Carb counting, finger pokes, insulin adjustments, site changes, gluten-free food, school, sleepovers... At first glance, it's easy to assume that my advocacy efforts are focused soley on only 1 of my 3 girls.
But that's not true.
Being the sibling of a child with special healthcare needs isn't easy. But what IS easy? Falling through the cracks when the whole world isn't watching your every move as closely as that of your older sister's...that is kind of easy.
I'm committed not to let that happen. It may take a lot of work to send diabetes and celiac to school with Sugar, but Tink and Tiara are not to be forgotten in the big picture of success.
So...there they are. The ones I advocate for.
They're amazing girls. Each precious heart is gentle and compassionate. They share easily with others. They take turns, and practice patience as best as they can. They have a natural desire to take care of the people, the animals, and the landscape in the world around them.
You can read more about each of them HERE.
August 21 • Day 1: Portrait Post Write a descriptive portrait of your child/ren. Share qualities that make them, them – and include an image! (A photo or creative work of them!)
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