Yes, that's right. HAPPY Dia-versary! It's been 6 years for us. 6 years of finger pokes. 6 years of insurance battles. 6 years of 12 midnight and 3 am. 6 years of insulin, tears and fears...6 years of diabetes. And, yes, today is a happy day.
Our family is choosing to celebrate this day, December 29th, C's diagnosis day. We are not, by any means, celebrating diabetes. Rather, we are celebrating LIFE, where diabetes has taken our family and the strength C has gained, because of this disease. It was 6 years ago today that began this incredible journey for her and our family. It is bittersweet to me, for sure. I am so happy that God made me stay that long, awful night in the ER. I am happy that we actually got the disturbing, confusing diagnosis. Because that means, diabetes did not win out.
My eyes are welling up as I type. But, really, I am happy. My daughter is thriving. Our family is growing. And we are blessed beyond measure...despite diabetes. No. It will not win out. We will work hard to keep things in check. We will lean on friends and family who, may not fully understand our situation, but love us tremendously. We will continue to learn about new advances for diabetes management. We will hope, still, for a cure. We will continue to lend and gather support from our online friends who know exactly what we're up against. This is a great day.
So...we're off to go...bowling!...C's choice. We may even get some ice cream too!
Happy Dia-versary C! We love you...
(Yes...got the ice cream! And 2 hours later?...only 226!)