Monday, September 12, 2022

A Thing to Remember

Almost a decade and a half ago, I wondered what life was going to be like for my little 12 month old type 1. Now 14 years later, I have an idea.  

It's a little bit different.

Sometimes a lot harder.

It can be extra.

But it seems there is not one thing this girl can't do. I don't post here anymore. I don't social media. But this. This I want to remember.

This summer she tried out for her high school hockey team. As a goalie. Never mind that she had only been playing the position for a few months. Or that she had never really had any formal training, save for a few lessons by a guy that works at our rink. Or that she was the only girl. Or that type 1 can make playing hockey (and especially goalie) tricky at best.

She made the team, and this weekend, had her first start. And her first shutout. And her mom almost had her first heart attack.

I love this video.  You can see all the tension leave her body at the final buzzer. Her teammates (most of whom have no idea she even has diabetes), skate up to congratulate her. You can't see her face, but she is beaming.

It's memories like this that make the different, the harder, and the extra that much easier.


  1. Thank you for sharing that with us!! I watched the video twice because she is so amazing!! Love to all of you!!

    1. Thanks Karen! I sure miss the DOC... glad to hear from you!

  2. She is incredible !! I love watching the video.

  3. She is doing great. She can be on my hockey team anytime she wants.

  4. This is so great to read :) - i was just checking in to see if anyone in the T1D community still blogs. Great that she is getting out there :). My own daughter is now spending a year in Paris as part of her degree - i am ringing every night!!! But she is living her best life. Continued happiness to you all :)

  5. How is it that they grow up so quickly? Paris sounds amazing, I hope she is doing well!


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