This is one of my favorite pictures of Bean.
She took it of herself two summers ago when she went to Camp K, the ADA's summer camp.
She has this look in her eyes that just gets me every time I look at it.
When Bean was born, her eyes were this amazingly dark, midnight blue. Then then went kinda hazel-grey and then eventually to the beautiful shade of brown that they are now.
They speak volumes, when she doesn't say a word.
They are full of this sparkle that says, "watch out world, I'm HERE and I'm not going anywhere!"
They are full of compassion that is well beyond her years.
They are full of acceptance and are always looking for the good in people.
They are full of hope and love.
They are full of determination that is not easily deterred.
They are full of spunk and silliness and sassiness, too.
They will, one day, I hope and pray, see the CURE for T1D and will shine with tears of joy.