This letter may be a surprise seeing that I haven't written you in twenty-six years. I just want to say thank you for all that you have done for me. You have taught me a lot about life and a lot about myself. It has taken me far to long to realize just how much you mean to me, without you I don't know who I would be.
When we first met everyone talked about how you would be gone in a few years because of all the new studies and advancements. Year after year I would wish for you to be gone. Now I don't want you to ever leave my side. Our relationship has gotten better as I have gotten more mature, we have traveled the country together, we have seen a lot of good and some bad. You are with me when I run and when I'm on the bike, you will cause trouble every now and again but that is life and nobody is perfect.
I just wanted to say thank you for the past twenty-six years. We are quickly coming up on our twenty seventh anniversary and the thought of that brings me to tears. I cry because I think of all the bad that I did to you, you did nothing to me, I wasn't ready for you to be a part of my life and I almost lost everything because of it. I'm a new man now and know how important you are. I don't know what you have planned for us but I have so much left to do with you. The truth is I need you by my side as "Minnie" and "Sharky" grow. You keep me in line and make me a better parent, son, fiance and athlete. You have brought an amazing group of people into my life that know you very well and I can't thank you enough for that.
Diabetes you are my life and wherever I go people want to hear our story. I just wanted to say thank you for being in my life and I look forward to being with you for another twenty six years.