I love the compassion she has learned, because of the experience of living with a broken pancreas. If someone is different, she doesn't let that stop her from getting to know them. She's always willing to invite outsiders to play, and is often the first kid in class to welcome a newcomer. When someone is hurt or upset, she tries hard to help them however she can.
I love the critical thinking and problem solving skills she exhibits, because of diabetes and celiac. Life doesn't always go as planned. Sometimes you have to think on your feet! Maybe she's dealing with an unexpected blood sugar in either direction, being offered a spontaneous gluten-filled treat, or a sudden change in routine at school...she has a knack for being able to prioritize what's really important and adapt accordingly without letting it ruin her day.
I love her willingness to try new things. Living every day in the face of challenge has given her a sense of confidence that she probably wouldn't have discovered any other way, She's determined not to let her life get stale! Whether it's a new GF food or trying an intimidating ride at an amusement park, she keeps an open mind, and is willing to step out of her comfort zone to give something new a chance.
I love her ability to make good choices. When you're hungry, YOU ARE HUNGRY! But, when you have a blood sugar of 300...you're just going to have to wait. She's not always happy about it, but she'll do it. The same applies to other areas of her life as well...she consistently makes good choices for herself, even when it's hard.
I love her faith. She's fully cognizant that her life is filled with challenges and frustrations that most kids her age don't know anything about. Even still, she consistently recognizes and adores a Creator who has declared her "wonderfully made".
August 22 • Day 2: These are A Few of My Favorite Things Post List time! Write 5-10 of your favorite things about your loved one. Celebrate their uniqueness and be sure to tell us why those are your favorite things.
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