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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Without Diabetes

I've spent a good chunk of my unintentional hiatus reflecting on what our life would look like without diabetes.

It would certainly be less chaotic at times.  And there would be a lot more sleep.  I wouldn't be as anxious about things like Cross Country and Drama.  Sleepovers would be a breeze.

But...

I also wouldn't have had Tracy and Heidi in my life to collaborate with Mr. Rose, and plan a surprise triple date to celebrate my 40th birthday!


Which means that my life wouldn't be blessed by knowing Tracy's incredible parents.  Parents who stepped up to babysit 8 kids -- 3 of whom have T1D (plus Sugar has celiac too) -- just so my pals and I could share a night out.

In case you were looking for her, Tiara ended up spending the night at a friend's house :)

A few weeks ago, I commented on a Facebook picture Tracy's mom posted of a super cute Cookie Monster cake...

So...

She made me a gluten-free one...because she's awesome like that.



Not to mention that without diabetes, I would never have met Donna.  And...without knowing Donna, I wouldn't have been surprised with this AMAZING GLUTEN FREE birthday cake!  (See top center picture -- SURPRISE!)

(BTW, you should really check out her cookies -- which can all be made GF...and shipped!)

Custom Creations by Donna

When Sugar's 3rd Grade Flat Stanley project needed a place to spend some time, we wouldn't have had Misty and her beautiful family in our lives to take him in for a few weeks.


Without diabetes, I wouldn't have spent last weekend with Meri, April, Joanne, and Kris.  
Our weekend is a post in itself.  Stay tuned!
Yes.

So much would be different without diabetes in our lives.

But so much would be missing as well.

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5 comments:

  1. yep, so much and so many would be missing and that would be sucky! but I would like to have some of my sleep back!! ;)

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  2. Happy birthday! You'll never catch up to me. ;) Lovely meditation on D's unexpected silver linings - have been thinking about that as well, recently. Have a great one!

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  3. today I was thinking about how diabetes would make our lives so different...there are countless things I am thankful for since d has been introduced with Isaac, but right now it's been tough. Trusting others to care for your child with d is hard...I know this is my issue, but I am struggling for sure. Someday, hopefully soon, I will be able to know that others are able to care for him, I just may need a bit more encouragement and tips from lovely ladies like you :)

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  4. Such a beautiful post written by such a beautiful person. Happy belated birthday!

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  5. I love this post!

    I love how it is the same-same for
    D-Mamas
    the adult T1s (and our travel adventures)
    and the "next generation" (their video chats look just like ours!)

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