Yesterday was my 30th Christmas with Diabetes.
Life didn't stop with the diagnoses
My Christmas continues to be merry
Christmas lights are still magical
Mistletoe still means the same thing
Presents with special meanings still live in my heart for ever
My nieces & nephews still make me laugh
I still know & sing all the words to "I'm Mr. Heat Miser/ I'm Mr. Snow"
I continue to watch "The Christmas Story" Marathon
Fruit Cakes are still disgusting
Christmas cookies are not off limits & I still bake the best damn macaroons EVER
This year I baked a pumpkin pie and it was delicious
"It's a Wonderful Life"
And like George Baily, I want to lasso the moon and swallow it whole
I spread my Diabetes gospel through laughter & validation
Diabetes is part of me, and life is sweet.