Monday, December 20, 2010

My letter to Santa

Dear Santa,

I know it’s been a very long time since the last time that I’ve written you a letter. I figured that you were quite busy with all of the other letters that you get each year and since I really didn’t want anything specific for Christmas, I thought I’d give you a break and let you concentrate on the other kids.

But this year, I feel the need to write again. It started a few weeks ago when we saw you at the Santa Claus parade. I glanced over to get a glimpse of Adele’s face when she saw you go by. Her beautiful eyes lit up with excitement. Everything was just perfect except for one little thing. For most people this thing often goes un-noticed, but for us it’s always there.

My list is very short. It’s actually only got 1 thing on it. Yeah, I know, most lists that you get have much more than 1 single wish. Hopefully, since mine is so short, I’m hoping that you’ll be able to deliver. It would mean so much to me and our family.

You likely mostly get requests for bikes and video games. Even if those things are cool, it’s not what I really, really want. The other day I came across this beautiful house on the top of a picturesque valley. Most people my age work very, very hard and make a lot of sacrifices each and every day of their whole lives to some day call such a house their home. Even if you were able to give me the keys to such a house and even fill it with all the latest gadgets, luxuries and bikes, it still would really not make me any happier because it’s still not what I really, really want.

Also, if you deliver on my request, I promise that I won’t ask for anything else for at least another 10, 20 years or even for the rest of my life. Promise.

So here it is. Here’s my list.

A cure for Type 1 Diabetes

That’s it.

I know it’s a tall order, but remember that it’s all I’ve really asked for in the last 25ish years and I won’t ask for anything else in the next 10, 20… Promise.

So hopefully the elves will be able to come up with a cure. Please check with JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). I’m pretty sure they have some ideas that the elves can use to help them out.

You can leave the cure medicine and the instructions under the tree and if you leave lots, I’ll share it with all of my friends that also need a cure. This would definitely be the most absolute best gift ever !!

Thanks and Merry Christmas Santa !

PS – We’ll leave you a glass of milk and some gluten-free cookies. I hope you enjoy them. Oh yeah, and a few carrots for the reindeer…


Sarah said...

I've written the same letter. If I could add just one more thing it would be to take the artificial pancreas out of the loop...since CGMing I see how the AP is not even close to a cure. I want the full thing. The no more drugs cure. The no more pumps, tubing, needles cure. The end to fingersticks fifteen times a day cure.
I hope you and your family have an exceptionally wonderful Christmas and that Adele has a great break with her wonderful parents.

connie said...

I loved this! Yes, now I think I should write Santa a letter too...I'll be asking for the same thing :)

Anonymous said...

You are such a wonderful father; Adele is one lucky little girl. My heart breaks for you because I know how hopeless you feel in front of such a monster of a disease. You devote yourself 24-7 to the management of the disease, yet it still manages to sometimes beat you at the game, even with all of your efforts. You are definitely a hero, but even heros need help and rest.

Merry X-mas, sweetheart,

Your wife

Unknown said...

Hey...did he leave any medication? Nothing was left here. Joe thought of all people Santa could do it...he even had it on his list, "A Cure" shortly after Halloween. I had to let him down easy and let him know that I wasn't sure if Santa could come through on that one.

I hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas Mike!