My kid’s turned three the other day. We spent the day watching 9 little kids play together in celebration. They all dealt with obstacles as those obstacles presented themselves (how do I reach that blackberry on the blackberry tree?) They helped each other. They weren’t afraid to tell the truth. Or to cry. Or laugh. And when they fell down they just jumped back up and continued on their way.
If we manage our diabetes in the same spirit with which a child lives, I think we can do pretty well.
The kids planted a tree with dad for their birthday.
A word on my children in case they read this one day. Aurora is a sensitive and cheerful child. She likes to act. In fact, the world is her stage, almost all the time. She can play alone for hours. She loves to dance and sing and is very enthusiastic and kind towards others. She is a bit of a drama queen like me, which entertains me to no end. She loves being outdoors and discovered that she loves being barefoot outside. So much so that I now struggle to get her to wear shoes. Oh, and she’s very stubborn. But I’m kind of glad about that. Her favorite food is anything starchy or sweet (ugh).
Henri is really extroverted and friendly. He is excitable and high energy. When he stops moving he falls asleep. He loves to inspect everything new that presents itself, whether that be a bug, a piece of technology, a toy, or a blade of grass. He can be a handful but I have discovered that if he’s had his fill of social endeavor, he’s calm and happy. If not, well, look out, that’s all I gotta say. With all his moving about he is a surprisingly good cuddle bug and is very affectionate and loving. He is also very decisive and bossy. He’ll only eat chicken if there are bones attached.
The Girl’s Guide to Diabetes also turns Three!
I had began blogging with one goal in mind: to tell others that going from lowest of low to happy and healthy was possible because that’s my story. But this blogging thing has turned into a vehicle for being a diabetes advocate and for discovering opportunities for talking to more people about our diabetes than I ever imagined. My favorite thing is teamwork and camaraderie and working on making a real difference. Blogging has opened up a world where these things are all possible-much more so than if I had just done what I set out to do initially.
So here’s to going with the flow and letting hard work and one’s heart lead the way. Fulfillment doesn’t escape us that way. I foresee blogging forever so watch out!
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