Thursday, December 16, 2010

Clogging Up A Storm!

Sooo, I've been to a lot of dance recitals. I've been to a lot of choir concerts. I've been to a lot of general performances, and I can tell you that it is often boring and tedious. But I have apparently been denied the glory of a clogging recital. I loved it! I loved every number! Even the little tiny ones who couldn't remember their choreography were so cute that you didn't mind.

Anyway, here's a little bit of Madison cuteness to make you smile. We can't wait for the next one!

Monday, December 06, 2010

A Year

One year ago today our lives seemed a whole lot less complicated.

One year ago I had never heard the words ketones, lantus, humalog or ketoacidosis.

One year ago I had never given anyone a shot. Madison hated shots. In fact, I recall a particular vaccination event that involved three adults and myself to give one booster.

One year ago I never would have imagined my seven year old using a lancet on her own finger to test her blood glucose.

One year ago I put two kids to bed with plans to take Madison to the pediatrician to clear up an infection.

One year ago today I hadn't noticed that my daughter had lost nearly 20 pounds.

One year ago today I somehow didn't notice how much water she was drinking, or how many times she was going to the bathroom. I didn't calculate the carbohydrates in every last thing she put in her mouth. I didn't get daily phone calls from the school. I didn't worry about the possibility of her passing out on the way to or from school because of low blood glucose.

One year ago today I also didn't realize what a little hero we were raising. I had no idea how brave she was. I had no idea how strong she was. I had no clue she was smart enough to calculate her own ratios. I didn't know how much I would look up to her maturity and courage.

We love you, Madison. Happy Anniversary. We look forward to many, many more years with you...and are so proud.