Two years ago today we went to Elise's pedi to do a follow-up urine test.
Two years ago today we were getting things ready for Elise's first birthday party.
Two years ago today, Elise's second urine test came back positive for sugar, so we were sent to the ER to do a blood draw (it was late on a Saturday and nothing else was open to do a blood draw on a 12 month old).
Two years ago today we were in the middle of Elise's birthday party when Elise's pediatrician called with the news; Elise had Type 1 Diabetes and we needed to take her to the hospital ASAP.
What followed were 4 days of hospital hell, and months (and months, and months) filled with guilt, anger, despair and sadness.
We actually almost forgot what day it was, until my Mom was filling out Elise's log and said the date aloud as she was writing it down. Last year, we forgot. I was sort of hoping it would happen that way again.
But then I would missing out on being able to see just how far we have come. I wouldn't be able to be so thankful for the friendships and the wonderful people I have met. I couldn't marvel at the vast amounts of knowledge I have accumulated (and how much I STILL don't know). There is so much to look back and reflect upon.
So today I think I will be thankful for the fact that for the last 4 days, Elise numbers have ranged from 80 to 208 (and yeah, I'm tempting fate AGAIN by writing about it, but it's just too delicious to keep to myself).
I will be grateful that Fred and I got to go out to a movie this morning, and Elise didn't even raise an eyebrow as we left her at home with Grandma.
I will be excited about the new life that is going to be coming into this world at about noon CST tomorrow, and how he will wonderfully and dramatically change our lives.
And I will especially be grateful for all of you... who have laughed with me, cried with me, carried me when I couldn't do it by myself, and cheered me on when all was going so well.
Thank you for walking with us on this journey
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