It's How She Looks at Life
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde
Ashley is a bubbly sweet person full of personality and happiness that can cheer up anyone. She’s a 23 year old that looks at life through an untainted lens full of clichés. At 12 years old she was diagnosed with type one juvenile diabetes. She and I have been the closest of friends since we were about 7 years old. When we were on our Jr high camping trip eating at the table, she suddenly passed out. Out of nowhere, her life changed in a heartbeat. Since then, she’s taken her condition and lived with it but she never let it take over her life and not once has resentment ever been even slightly prevalent. She has always been appreciative of me and I’ve always done my best to alleviate her stresses by taking her blood sugar or counting her carbs or at times even giving her the insulin. I’ve always made it known that I’m there for her and she is never alone. She has wanted kids for some time now but with her condition it is hard to bare a child. Even though she struggles everyday with a life threatening disease that makes eating the smallest fruit a task, she still lives life and quite possibly lives it fuller because of it and that is why I plan to marry her in the next year.