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.


At 3:36 PM, Blogger Mabeys said...


At 6:21 AM, Blogger Dan said... are amazing.....Madison is the BEST kid ever!


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