Demi Lovato turns 26 years old today.
In one sense, this is a very unhappy birthday, considering the singer is celebrating it far away from friends and family members in rehab.
In another sense, however, this is a very very happy birthday.
How can we make that determination when Lovato is in some treatment center and will be remaining there for the foreseeable future?
Because at least she's alive, that's why.
It's been made clear at this point that Lovato really did come close to death on the morning of July 24 when she overdosed from an unknonwn, possibly tainted drug.
From that standpoint, those close to the singer are simply grateful she's somewhere out there, able to acknowledge today's occasion.
Madison De La Garza is one of these people.
The half-sister of this beloved singer, Madison shared an extra sweet and special message about Lovato on her Instagram page Monday afternoon.
"Today could have been one of the worst days of my life, but instead i get to spend it thanking God, the incredible doctors, Demi's team and everyone across the world who offered their support," wrote the 16-year old as a caption to the precious image down below.
It features Lovato holding her baby half-sibling oh so long ago.
The note continues:
"Without all of these people I wouldn't have my big sister anymore.
"I've been thinking about how I wish that everyone could see the silly little things that she does, like how her nostrils move when she says certain words and when she brushes my hair behind my ear when I'm trying to sleep, because those are the things I'm thankful for today."
Last we heard, Lovato has understandably canceled the remainder of her 2018 tour in order to focus on her well-being, both physically and mentally.
they seem so small, but those little things make up my sister – not a singer, not a celebrity, and definitely not what she’s been described as in the media – she’s a daughter, a friend, and my big sister… and i am so, so thankful that i can tell her happy birthday.
How so very sweet and personal, right?
Across the Internet, an endless array of self-proclaimed "Lovatics" sent along their best wishes to Demi as well.
"Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the queen @ddlovato," one person wrote. "Love you forever & thinking of you today."
Another chimed in as follows:
"Happy Birthday Demi!! Hope you are feeling better. You are my inspiration, my idol. You always put a smile on my face. You are a survivor. We love you."
Truth be told, we doubt Lovato has Internet access right now.
It can't be helpful to her healing process.
But we just hope she's at least somewhat aware of all the people out there who are thinking of her today and everyday; wishing and praying for her well-being.
Please hang in there, Demi.
Please know how much you are loved and admired.