Sunday, January 17, 2016

I'm bound to piss some people off with this post. And I don't mean too, I was there 5 years ago. When my first child was diagnosed with diabetes I thought there was nothing worse. My life felt over. Everything I wanted for my baby blew up in smoke. I had lots of people tell me it could be worse. I didn't buy it. I hated them for those words. Since then, I had a second diagnosis. I have learned a lot. I endure a lot. My kids endure much more. I would do anything to take this away from them both. I would give my own life. I would endure 6,000 shots a day, you name it. I would give anything for them to live a normal life. To eat and not have to worry about their numbers. To have their precious bodies produce insulin like the rest of us. However, I have strived to teach them, we OWN diabetes. Diabetes will never own us. I hate the words I'm ready to speak however it's the truth, it could be so much worse. I am so thankful diabetes is all we have to deal it easy? Hell no, but I will take it. So will my kids. It could be so much worse. I am not making light of the sleepless nights, the never ending worries we experience, however I do believe we have to make the best of our situations. We have to teach our children to OWN it. I hope to instill in them that we got this and any thing that  comes our way!! Remember life could always be worse...try to remember the positive and instill that in your children.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Slowing Down...

I am not one who believes in new years resolution. However, I have realized something the last few years...I need to slow down. I need to breath. So while this isn't my new years resolution, it is a promise to myself. I look at my children, who have taught me so much, in the short time they have been in my life. I need to slow down. My children have taught me so much as far as strength, courage and to just be brave. Most of all, they have taught me to stop and take it all in. I am so guilty of rushing them, for the fear of always being late. I find myself constantly saying to them, hurry up, come on I don't want to be late, would you just move already. It's time to stop all of that.

I am making a promise to myself to "slow down" this year. To take it all in. To look at my surroundings, enjoy the moment, stop worrying about a clean house, stop worrying about the next thing on my list. My children have taught me that once in a while you have to stop and put everything on pause and realize there is so much more around you than the "to do lists" that are never ending. I'm asking all of my friends to slow down, breath and just spend time with your loved ones. Tomorrow is not promised. For any of us. Stop rushing life, enjoy the moment and while you are at it take a moment to lift someone else up, after all its the greatest work out ever. Don't waste this year. Spend more time loving those around you. Stop rushing your children and instilling in them rush, rush, rush, hurry, hurry, hurry. They experience that as it is. I will take my own advice and stop rushing my children around. I am going to live life, enjoy life and savor every moment. As tomorrow just isn't promised. Take time to slow down, enjoy the precious moments with your loved ones. And most importantly, if your kids ask you to play with them, stop saying you are to busy, just stop and play with them. Look through your child's eyes and realize the wonder of the world as they see it....priceless