Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 6, 2009 - Nikki's 6th Liveabetes Day

We made the decision, last year, to make every April 6 a day of celebration. Now you might think we are crazy for 'celebrating' they day our daughter was diagnosed with type 1; that's not what we are celebrating. We are celebrating HOW she lives her life in spite of T1 - it has not and will not defeat her; she simply won't allow it. In keeping with that frame of mind, we have decided to call this her LIVEABETES Day; a day to celebrate blessings, friends, experiences and the fact that Nikki is one of the bravest kids around.



We began our celebration a day early because dad has to leave to travel for work tomorrow, which is actually the 6th. So we had lunch and I gave each of my 2 girls a small gift - Amber may not have diabetes but she does have to live with it. I also made a special video for Nikki; it begins with the day she was released from the hospital after her diagnosis and moves through a few wonderful moments during the last 6 years. We invite you to view it and share some of those memories.



Here's hoping that one day we won't be celebrating Liveabetes, because there WILL BE a cure




video

8 comments:

Jill said...

Happy D-Anniversary Nikki!!! ((((BIG HUGS))))

Joanne said...

How weird, this is the second blog I've read today where the child was dx on the 6th day of the month (the other one was in October). Elise was also dx on the 6th (of September).

No Sugar Needed said...

Thanks Jill! Hugs back your way and Joanne this must mean that the 6th is special!

Hannah said...

We were also diagnosed on the 6th (December 2008) so we're 4 months into it today. I hope you don't mind if I steal your idea - I think it's an awesome tribute to your child and the way she lives.

No Sugar Needed said...

Bless your heart! Of course, we'd be honored to have everyone celebrating their day! We are here if you have any questions or need to vent!

Joanne said...

Crazy... that makes four kids all dx on the 6th day of the month. I guess it is pretty special! We celebrated the halfway point of Elise's diagnoses by getting her an outdoor playset. It took my husband almost three weeks to build it, but she LOVES it!

:) Tracie said...

Happy Liveabetes day!

We don't have a 6th day, but the
1st of March was 7 years for us.

No Sugar Needed said...

Thanks Tracie!- 7years - wow! No matter what their date - they are awesome for dealing with such a terrible disease that is so invisible to most people