Wow it is easy to make excuses as to why I've slacked on the blog. But all of them are, essentially, excuses. Then every time I thought to update my blog I talked myself out of it due to the fact that there was just too much lapse in time and the update would be too time consuming. But I need to blog. It's an outlet for my thoughts and feelings and when I just want to complain. A lot has happened since my last post so I will briefly catch up and then share the joy with pictures.
--We had Sydney's walk for a cure. That was a lot of fun and we were able to raise about $2,000 for research.
--Trial net is a clinical trial for siblings of a Type 1 diabetic. They get a blood draw once a year and check for a few antibodies that are present in a Type 1 Diabetic. Morgan has always had negative results until this year. Positive results don't necessarily mean she will develop T1D but it puts her in a higher risk category. We are waiting for the re-draw results. I keep thinking that I can't handle or afford another T1D but if it happens we always find a way to figure it out.
--In the last 6 weeks or so, I have heard of 3 Type 1 kids who have died from low blood sugars. We need a cure.
--2 families that I think very highly of have had to go through hell trying to find a new normal because their husbands passed away too soon. Emilie is the sweetest person you will ever meet. Her amazing husband, Brent, took their 6 year old daughter Abby for a quick ride on the motorcycle. on their trip, they were hit by a drunk driver. Brent pushed Abby off before impact. She was banged up and sore but didn't suffer any broken bones or serious injury. Brent's heroic act to save his daughter also meant that he took the brunt of impact. He passed away leaving Emilie with 5 young kids between the ages of 10 and 8 months old.
---In September, another dear friend lost her husband to a brain tumor. He was only diagnosed a few months ago. It happened way to quickly. Meri has 4 sons...3 of whom have Type 1 Diabetes. My heart breaks for her. She is one amazing lady. She is very inspirational and writes beautifully. I have been able to gather a lot of diabetes supplies to hopefully help them out for a bit. People have been so generous to give away things to help Meri and her family. It reminds me of what Anne Frank said that people are really good at heart.
In November Loren and I will celebrate our 10 year anniversary. Our funds are super tight but we are still going to make the most of our special day. I'm married to such a wonderful guy. :)
--Hadlee has had health issues with swallowing and airway problems...resulting in some procedures at a children's hospital. She seems to be doing well though.
I guess that is my update. Hopefully I will write something much more inspirational in my next post. :)
**My 3 girls at Syd's walk.
**Syd being so brave for her blood draw.
** This is the way Hadlee gives you "thumbs up." She thinks we are saying, "hands up." We think it's pretty cute.
**My girls at the walk's starting line...getting ready to cut the ribbon.
**Syd and Morgan working away at their dinner job. This night was lasagna and they were making the cheese layer of the lasagna.
**And, finally, this nasty burn on my hand has finally healed!! It just has a scar now but looks amazing! (This was not long before it healed over...it looked much worse.)
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