now i live because on march 6th 2008 i finally stopped being stubborn and went to the student health center.
now i live because i was given what my body could no longer make for itself: insulin.
now i live because my life is not promised to me everyday, it is injected if only i choose to make that commitment every single day.
now i live because i am surrounded by deeper friendships, new friendships, and rekindled friendships that have all rejuvenated me.
now i live because my life has deeper meanings than i could have ever imagined; meanings that drive and inspire me to re-evaluate my life and be as strong and yet as flexible as the trees.
now i live because i want to, not because i have to, or because i take waking up every morning for granted.
now i live because for the first time in my life, i'm aware of my age. i am turning 29, and i feel it in my back, my right knee, my left ankle.
but now i live. now i live because i still walk and breathe and talk and laugh and eat and love and cry and take care of myself. type 1 diabetes has not incapacitated me so much that i cannot still work towards studying medicine so that i can help take care of others.
"to whom much is given, much is expected."