Monday, October 1, 2012

The Difference A Month...Or 3...Makes

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 looked much worse.)


Misty said...

Great catching up on everything! Enjoyed seeing all the cute pics :) So glad you updated. I'm with you, I want to blog...I need to blog. Just need to find a way to carve out the time.

wendys said...

Finally an update!!! We will keep our fingers crossed that Morgan stays healthy and that Hadlee keeps improving. Congrats on 10 years of marriage!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Wow, what a newsy post! I feel the same way. I haven't blogged much and I miss it. It's such a good outlet.

Congrats and thanks for raising $2,000! :)

Hope Morgan doesn't have T1 and hope Hadlee continues to do well!

Happy 10th to you and Loren!

sarefamily said...

I have missed your blogging. Glad you are coming back!! and just so you know, that burn may be a scar, but it does not look amazing-just sayin... i still want to go strangle some people at that restaurant... luv u!!

The Lane Family said...

It was great to see your blog and I love the new layout and the pictures of your family. You certainly have had a very, very tough year and as a mom I know that you do worry and fear that Morgan will also have T1.

You are right if it happens you will be strong and get through it but we will continue to prayer that all goes well and she does not get it.

We will also keep those who have lost their husbands in our thoughts and prayers!!!

Did Hadlee have a G Tube put in???

I LOVE the picture of the girls ready at the starting line so CUTE!!!

Emma said...

What a lovely burn. How did you do that? Let's meet at the park next week after school before it gets too cold.

Mel said...

Thanks for the update!! I think of you guys often!