Dblog Week Day 4 - Accomplishments Big and Small
We don’t always realize it, but each one of us had come a long way since diabetes first came into our life. It doesn’t matter if it’s been 5 weeks, 5 years or 50 years, you’ve done something outstanding diabetes-wise. So today let’s share the greatest accomplishment you've made in terms of dealing with your (or your loved one’s) diabetes. No accomplishment is too big or too small - think about self-acceptance, something you’ve mastered (pump / exercise / diet / etc.), making a tough care decision (finding a new endo or support group / choosing to use or not use a technology / etc.).
Like yesterday, this topic had some many to choose from. We have had so many triumphs over the past 5 years.
The first time I took Elise to a restaurant by myself.
A day of BG nirvana.
Elise going 40 days without crying at shot time.
Having another baby.
Giving Elise a pep talk that has some staying power.
Taking a 9 month old and a 4 year old across the Atlantic Ocean to Portugal for 17 days. Of course diabetes tagged along too. Did I mention that we were still using NPH?
Starting on a pump.
Sending Elise to a non-d summer camp.
Elise's first play date sans Mama.
Team Elise waking in 4 countries on 3 different continents.
Having yet another baby... who decided to arrive a month early.
And those are just a few. But I think one of the best triumphs, one that has significant meaning since today is Elise's last day and tomorrow (the day this post goes live) she will be graduating; is the day Elise started school.
I could write a series of posts on how amazing this school has been... one day I will. But right now I can't help but be transported back in time. To almost 3 years ago when one very scared Mama left her little girl who had never been away from her (except when said Mama was in the hospital having a baby) in someone else's hands.
Once upon a time, I thought pre-school wasn't an option. And now I am so glad I took that step of faith together with the school, and let Elise have some independence. It has been the BEST thing I ever could have done for her. Elise and I have both grown so much from this experience.
While I am so sad that this chapter in Elise's life is closing, I am thankful for how it has prepared me for the scary things yet-to-come.
Kindergarten... you're next.
|Elise, on her first day pf pre-school. Was she ever really that little?|