Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Her Fight Song

"This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I'm alright soooooooong!'

The lyrics blasted loud and strong from my backyard, not from the radio, but rather the lungs of my 8 year old baby girl.  She was flying high on the swing, her hair flying behind her, legs keeping time with the rhythm of the song.

"My powers turned on
Starting right now I'll be strong"

I moved to the window and silently watched her as she belted the words out for the whole neighbourhood to hear.  Tears started to well up in my eyes.

"I'll play my fight song"

Diabetes has not been nice to her lately.  We had a long fight with pneumonia, during which we battled super high numbers. She also got food poisoning a few days ago.  Her dex graph is so ugly I can barely look at it.  

And still she marches on.  Worn, but not beaten.  Tired of this life with type 1, but not ready to give up.  That day she seemed to be telling diabetes where to go and how to get there.

"And I don't really care if anyone else believes
'Cause I still got a lot of fight left in me"*

I believe it baby girl. I'd be a fool not to.

*Lyrics from Fight Song, written by Rachel Platten


  1. Sometimes when these moments happen so quickly and innocently I think it also reminds us parents that our kiddos are amazing tough cookies that don't despair over all that is thrown at them. I am always thankful when Isaac surprises me with such strength and insights. Take care. We are battling some horrid flu like virus that has left us all wiped out. ((HUGS))

  2. This is so lovely! It's an amazing song and I can imagine the pride you have for your amazing girly.

  3. We love this song at our house too! Elise you keep marching, fighting and singing our fight song!

  4. This song gets a lot of play time in our lives too (8 year old girl!) and I know she doesn't apply it to her (or my) diabetes, but I can't help it. Good for her and good for you!


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