Oh little Sloan, where do I begin? There are so many new & exciting things going on in your life right now. You have had your first crush (but you guys are just great friends). You just got your pump. I watch on a daily basis as you try so very hard to be the best you can be despite all the pain you are in. I can tell when things are getting too hard to bare. When that happens you are very hard to be around, but I love you anyway. We've had a lot of great talks lately. You've talked to me about everything from sex, friends, songs, dreams, goals, & the one that weighs on me the most your health. Just this morning you asked why you have so many health problems. You explained how you felt you are the only kid that suffers. I had to calmly explain that there are actually kids that have it far worse than you. In doing so I hope you know that I am in no way disregarding your special circumstances. But you are strong & all these trials will only make you a better person. What you choose to do with this lot you have been given will shape the adult you will one day become.
I love listening to you play the piano. The songs you compose are better than that of some adults. Your talent with music astounds me! I get chills sometimes listening to you sing when you think I'm not. Your voice is that beautiful. You have told me that someday you plan to go to Juilliard. I hope you follow this dream. I'm so grateful you are my daughter & that I get the privilege of watching you grow into the beautiful young lady that you are becoming. I love you sweet girl!