Chuga-chuga-choo-choo!!!! The little engine that could was plugging along, around the curves, up the hills and down the slippery slopes. This is life! As long as it kept saying to itself "I think I can, I think I can", all was well. Sometimes the engine slows to a snails pace and other times it throws the throttle in reverse in order to switch tracks. In the best of times it gets to coast along with nary a care. But, sometimes:
eeeeeekkkkkkkkk! *crashbangpowkaploey* Did you see that? It come out of nowhere!
On Sunday, September 26th 2010, Type 1 Diabetes crashed into our lives. Ellie Rae was diagnosed and life as we knew it had changed.
It is now almost 1 month later and I am finally rebounding from the blow. Finally ready to come back to my 'happy place' and share my thoughts, photos, conversations and happenings. Finally ready to connect with people and places who are threaded together by a disease with no cure. Finally ready to accept this is my new way of life.
- feeling good
- counting carbs
- giggling again
- poking her finger 6-10 times a day
- riding her bike with no hands
- singing with her iPod
- giving herself 3 insulin shots a day
- teaching others
- going to school
- emptying the dishwasher
- yelling at her brother
- playing the piano
Ellie is the same ........ but her needs are different, now.
We are picking up the pieces and setting things in place, trying to figure out how to balance our new normal.
Please ask questions
Please pray for us
Please treat us as you did before
Please ask us for a favor
Please don't be afraid
Please count on us
Please give us grace
Whatever you do, please don't disappear. We need the support of our friends and family more now than ever.