Kortnie at the 2011 JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, Tempe Town Lake, Tempe, AZ

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Happy Birthday Kortnie!

Today Kortnie turns 9!
Time flies by and all of a sudden my crazy blonde baby girl is 9 years old. 
Holy Cow!
What an amazing ride it's been, and we all look forward to 100 more years of amazing.
Kortnie has had T1D for 3 years and 7 months, over a third of her short life.
Kortnie has been pumping insulin for 3 years and 2 weeks, still over a third of her life.
Despite all the craziness in her personal life she keeps on keeping on.
She likes to play Soccer, she likes to Dance, she loves to go fishing and camping.  She loves to play with her friends, she loves her little brother and big sister, and she likes to help me with my daycare kids.  She likes to go on bike rides and she likes to go to the driving range to hit some balls. She likes jumping on the trampoline.  She loves all animals and knows many off the wall facts about them. She likes school and does well in it.  She is kind, loving, caring, compassionate, smart, pretty, talented, witty, funny, silly, and the best middle kid that Brian and I ever had!
She has Type 1 Diabetes but it doesn't have her. 
We've come a long way baby.  At one point I wasn't so sure we'd ever make it, but we are making it, one day at a time.
Here is a post on our family blog about her first birthday after diagnosis.
Here are a few pictures of my girl throughout the years.
Kortnie around 1

Kork at her 3rd birthday

5 years old-just months before diagnosis

Kork at 6 in Denver!
Korky at 7

Almost 4 years old in Hawaii

Korky at 8 shopping for new clothes in Phoenix
Everyone Loves You Kortnie!  Hope you have a fantastic birthday!
In honor of Kortnie's 9th birthday we are asking if anyone is willing to donate towards her JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising page.  How about $9 for her 9th birthday, or $3 for living 1/3rd of her life with pumping with an insulin pump, or how about $3.70 for living 3 years 7 months with D.

1 comment: