One Year Later

Tomorrow will mark one year since Florence was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I feel like I should write this big meaningful blog post about how much our lives have changed, but I can’t seem to find the words. Yes, November 14, 2013 was a day that changed our lives forever. But you know what? Today was also a day that changed our lives forever.

Today Amelia read stories to her Daddy at the breakfast table.

Today Florence grumpily asked if we could go on our daily walk after she woke up from her nap.

Today Amelia made a four-legged octopus out of pink and yellow construction paper.

Today I played with my baby boy and made him laugh until my cheeks hurt from laughing along with him.

Today the kids and I went to the craft store to get supplies for Christmas ornaments.

Today I treated a low blood sugar with a glucose tab.

Today Florence cooked me a pretend hotdog.

Today the girls and I played with a magnetic dress-up doll and had to make sure to keep the small pieces away from Edison.

Today I fixed supper while my two girls whined about being hungry and while my son screamed because nobody was paying him any attention.

Today I meticulously counted carbohydrates and weighed food on a kitchen scale for breakfast, lunch, and supper.

Today at the supper table we read a book together and the girls ate chocolate bunny cookies for dessert.

Today Mark and/or I have gone upstairs four times (and counting) to soothe a teething baby after he was put to bed for the night.

Today Flo had her sugar checked 8 times (and counting).

Today I changed Flo’s infusion set and put new insulin in her pump.

Today Mark and I sang to all three of our children before they went to sleep.

All of these things that happened today have changed our lives forever. Nothing will ever be the same as it was yesterday, and that’s as it should be! We are all living this wonderful life that God blessed us with. Each day – each moment – changes our lives forever!

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is that we are still thankful.

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3 Responses

  1. Gina says:

    What a beautiful post… I’m thankful that you have each other!

  2. oddfrid skorpe tennfjord says:

    Thank you for sharing! It was so nice to read, and I like that you remind us all of the fact that having a child is life changing every day, indepentant of the child has diabetes or not.

  3. Frances Hansen says:

    My heart was warmed when I read your post. You are a marvelous mother and wife and I could not
    be happier for you. May you always keep that wonderful positive thankful attitude. I love you. Grandma Frances

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