My little Riley Bear,
You are so beautiful inside and out. You have been given this horrible disease, yet it's just a tiny blip on your radar screen. You act like life has always been this way. You really are great and so big and you make me so proud to be your mommy.
I wish I could take this disease and just make it go away. If I could trade places with you I would do it gladly. But, this disease is shaping you into a wonderful person. It will make you stronger. It will make you determined. It will make you, you.
I want you to know that no matter what, you can do and be anything you want to do or be. You may have to work a little harder than others, but there is nothing, nothing you can't do.
Know this. You and Holden are my heart. I will always be there for you. I love you so much that sometimes I feel like my heart could burst. I just pray that you will have a long and happy life and that one day, you will know what it is like to not have to count carbs or take insulin.