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Monday, August 22, 2011

Fiddle-dee-dee... tomorrow's another day

Yeah... last night sucked. Mattias screamed, Elise went low, and there was very little sleep. And tonight wasn't much different. Except that Elise's BG is doing okay, and Mattias only screamed for 2.5 hours.

But you know what? I'm okay. I mean, I'm still fall-on-the-floor exhausted, but I'm not falling apart at the seams like I was last night. Because today, I was the recipient of so many blessings.

First, by my DOC peeps. Waking up and reading all those encouraging comments really helped set the tone for today.

Then, my friend Liz dropped by with some lunch, and we spent a few hours talking and playing with the kids. It was so nice to have an actual, real live person to talk to!


Later, Fred emailed me to tell me that Team Elise hade received a donation from someone who reads my blog. Their generosity blew me away, and completely made my day. Thank you Janine!

And then tonight I received a phone call from my sweet friend Ruth. She lives in China and just hearing from her was the cherry on top of all the goodness that surrounded me today. But wait... there's more! Ruth had dinner delivered to my house. Ruth ordered pizza for me. From China. From the future (it was already Aug. 23 there). How awesomely amazing is she?


Although the some of the events of today were very similar to yesterday, one thing was very different... I didn't feel so alone.

15 comments:

  1. Pizza from the future?? AMAZING!!! So sorry it's been rough for a few days...so glad though, that God gave the gift of friends!!! I'm loving the encouragement that you got!!

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  2. Sorry Jo for the rough few days ~ I have been out-of-town and am just catching up. But I hear ya! The DOC is a lifesaver and Pizza from the future, from China, from Ruth!!! AMAZING! So glad that you are feeling a bit better. xo

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  3. Sitting here with a big smile. Isn't it nice to have friends?

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  4. Yeah so glad you are feeling a little better anyways . Believe it or not it does get better . I hope you are able to get some rest soon .

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  5. Yeeehaaaa!!! Pizza from China - there's a true friend for ya! Lifesavers come from all around - great to hear!

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  6. I'm sorry it's been rough this week, but glad you have friends who popped up just when you needed them. :hug:

    I am literally laughing out loud about your "pizza from the future". Too funny. What a great friend. :)

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  7. Great Friends are hard to come by these days but it looks like you sure have some...I am so glad!

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  8. YAY! Wonderful! So glad you had a better day! You are amazing! :)

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  9. Thank God for friends...you are a special mom. Just remember God is with you every step of the way!
    As you are aware ..it's very hard to take care of a child with Type 1 but everyday brings new possibilites and great joy.
    God Bless,

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  10. what a wonderful group of friends you have around you (near and far) I still wish I were closer and more able to help. I hope all is going well today :)

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  11. Amazing to hear about all that support. I can't believe pizza from China!

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  12. just getting back from our visit to wisconsin, so i am still catching up...I'm so sorry you have had a rough few days Jo! You have some incredible friends though and that is freakin awesome that your friend ordered you pizza from china!! LOL!

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  13. I love this! I love the perspective. Things have been tough to say the least and you are exhausted, but you let yourself accept the encouragement and free food! ;) Seriously, it's those boosts that make all the difference . . . and from so many different sources. Thanks for sharing. Made me really smile. Hope the dailies begin to run smoother soon.

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  14. The part about the pizza from China made me cry! That is an keeper of a friend, for sure!

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  15. You are surrounded by some awesome people. LOVE IT!!

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