I didn't get to write much earlier about my fourth daughter raising money for the ADA's walk because I was working in the garden most of the day. Today's earlier post was something fast during a water/snack break. I was so proud of her that I couldn't help but write a quick blog post.
This child who can be difficult. She knows what buttons to push and has fun pushing them. She has this high-pitched squeal that she knows will get her sisters yelling at her as she runs away with a smirk on her face. We make sure to give each of our girls special one-on-one time (or one-on-two with both parents but no other sibilings), but I guess with having three older sisters and one younger sister, sometimes even negative attention can be fun.
However when she told me that she wanted to help raise money for the diabetes walk, she said it with all the seriousness and maturity that her eight and a half years could muster. She wanted to make sure I sent an email to her grandparents, aunts, and uncles, giving them her url for the fundraiser. She's excited that we're on the same team. Shortly after sending her url to family members, she received a donation from one set of grandparents. Oh wow, was she ever excited! She had me look for more notices of donations throughout the day, finally stopping once I mentioned that the other side of the family was on vacation and to give them a few days.
I'm not sure if my children realize how high of a risk they have for developing diabetes. My precious eight year old isn't raising money just for me and everyone who has diabetes now, but also for herself and her sisters. Every day I pray that we'll find a cure and I know some day we will!