Today is day #3 of a wonderful idea called blog week. I don't think that there ever was a time that I have blogged 3 days in a row with 4 more to come but I'm having a fabulous time blogging and reading.
However this does come with a down side, the huge pile of dirty laundry.... clean clothes are soooo over rated!
So let the blogging continue.... lol
When I saw the topic for today, who is your biggest supporter names and faces of people started swirling through my head and I decided the easiest way to approach naming our biggest supporter would be to brake it down into subgroups or categories. We have so many people that support us each and every day, please don't think because you don't see your name on this list you are not appreciated and we thank you all.
I of coarse have to thank everyone who has given one ounce of their time listening to me complain and or carry on about this unbelievably frustrating disease, anyone who has taken the time to read my blogs and or statues updates on facebook and of course anyone who has donated and or walked in our Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes. By the way if you would like to donate to our We CARA Lot team this year you can do so by pushing the button of our team logo on the upper right hand side of my blog, our walk is on June 13th (sorry for the shameless plug but it is for a great cause :). Thank you all so much, it really does mean a lot to us knowing that people care and do listen and we do feel your support.
In this "D" world you can feel very alone and almost pushed to the side. Our kids don't look sick, they don't suffer from a disease that strikes fear in the hearts of people with just the mention of it's name and unfortunately there is a huge amount of misinformation out there about this disease due to the fact of sharing a name with a completely different monster. It is very frustrating living in this world of numbers and guessing and measurements and counting and blood sugars and carbs and lows and highs and finding a balance between things that you will never ever be able to balance, with no sleep, and constant worrying and injections and misunderstanding and the list goes on and on. However at the end of this very long tunnel of chaos you find a glimmering light, you find the "D" community, filled with moms and dads and people that are living with type 1 that understand your ups and downs, offer advise, and someone you can share stories with. The diabetes community is filled with people who just GET IT and SUPPORT you through it all :) Thank you to every single one of you! You guys are all amazing, strong and loving people and I'm so happy that I'm able to call you my friends.
Next are the people in our lives that really don't get it but try their hardest to make us feel loved and safe and we are grateful for your support each and every day.
Our parents, Cara's grandparents have always been there for us and Cara, my mom was the first person that I called after Cara's dad to share the news of the diagnoses. Thanks to all Cara's grandparents for listening and learning and helping us every step of the way in our lives with type 1. Thank you!!
Cara's teacher, Miss B really had no knowledge of type 1 before teaching Cara however she has educated her self and has listened to every word that I have shared. She works hard every day to keep Cara safe. Thank you!!
Many times as a parent of a type 1 it is all you can talk about because it is on your brain 24/7 the down side to this is no one really wants to hear you talk about type 1 24/7 however I have a few friends that I know will listen no matter how sick and tired they are of hearing it. Thank you to Hailey, Megan, Lisa and my mom, you may want to hang up the phone but you never do :) at least not yet lol.
As well I need to mention a wonderful old (but young) friend of mine Gillian. We attended the same grade school when we were younger and we were best of friends however we fell apart during high school. Years past and we would talk on and off until one day she heard about Cara and her diagnosis and she has been such a wonderful support for our We CARA Lot team. She walked with us our first year and will be attending this years. She also has been trying very hard to run two fundraisers this year for the team. Thank you for all your hard work and support :)
Cara's biggest supporter however has to be her biggest sister Kailyn. Type 1 diabetes does not just affect the person that is inflicted with the disease it has an affect on the whole family. From day one Kailyn was involved, learning how to and taking Cara's blood sugar, she knows what to do if Cara is low and when Cara is able to have carbs and how many, she learned how to read carbs and she understands all the signs of lows and highs that Cara may experience and she is always spreading awareness. If there is ever any trouble at school, a new nurse that has no idea how to take Cara's blood sugar or if Cara is looking very lethargic, Kailyn is the one that they call. We entrust Kailyn to watch Cara when we have running around to do or just need sometime to get away. Kailyn also dedicates her time to help raise money for the JDRF in hopes to help find a cure for her little sister, today and for 2 weeks she has been running a sneaker day fundraiser with hopes of raising $500 with last years and this year totals combined. We are so very lucky to have a supporter like you Kay and thanks so much for everything that you have done and will do for Cara. We love you and thank you for being Cara's biggest supporter!