We live in Canada and here, Tim Hortons is a REALLY big deal :) There is nothing better in the early mornings, after a night of 2am blood sugar checks, the highs and lows of diabetes, getting all 6 kids ready for school and out the door than to be able to sit down, relax and enjoy a hot cup of Timmies...wait, I'm wrong...it does gets better! Every now and then, they introduce RRRRoll up the Rim to Win...yep, Canadians LOVE IT!! I can't even wait to finish my coffee before rrrrolling up that rim to see if I'm a winner...and when you win BAM-your morning is instantly transformed and you're smiling for the rest of the day. Why? because there IS only one thing better than Tim Hortons....FREE Tim Hortons! Oh and by the way I have my hopes set on that car. This mom of 6 NEEDS a vehicle REALLY BAD. Wish me luck ;) mommy needs some wheels...
I believe Cara wrote this story on family day (another Canadian thing). She just walked into the kitchen, threw it down on the table and said "I'm finished my Valentines Day Story" and walked off...LIKE A BOSS. Me, not 100% sure what the hell just happened, why she all of a sudden decided to take pen to paper, I stood there staring. Finally, after looking it over and realizing, yes indeed it was readable, I read this cute and adorable story of her day and it allowed me a few insights that I will share with you.
1. Her day, in her eyes is never ending, as in there are NO PERIODS. She takes NO brakes, from one thing, to the next thing, to the next with only exclamations marks to break up her movements and thoughts. I love that!!<---see I REALLY LOVE THAT :)
2. She LOVES the word OK. She is OK with everything she does in her day...so cute.
3. (now this one was a shocker) There was NO mention of diabetes, AT ALL, in her day. She ate, no carb counting, no button pushing, no insulin. She plays, no need to check blood sugar, no going low. Her whole day begins and ends without one bg check at all. Amazingly normal! I really thought at least when she spoke about eating there would be a little mention, I actually thought I saw 24g, when I first looked at her story sitting on the table. However it was her counting to 10, playing tag with a friend and she had written the 6 backwards, with a sloppy 7 and 8...amazing! She was playing, eating, laughing, learning...no diabetes. There is even talks of a play date and a sleep over in this story...which btw at the end of the story her father says YES to...this sleepover business has not yet come up and not to sure how it will be handled as of yet. (I guess I better start figuring that out soon) After reading her story I smiled with a sense of sadness. I felt happy that D did not make an appearance in her writing however I wished that THIS story was the way her life was. I'm impressed that she sees her life more than broken up pieces of a life with the burdens of diabetes thrown in every 2 hours because unfortunately, I think that is how I see MY life right now. I might want to take notes from this little sweetie :)
4. We really need to work on SPELLING ;) STAT!!
This is a picture of our local newspaper and there is Cara (can you see her?) slapping a low5 with one of the players. On the right hand side is my other daughter Kylie's red hair. This was an event that their school was involved in. Both the girls sing in the school choir and they sang the National Anthem at the beginning of the game. My husband and a few of our kids went and had a great time. I'm glad my husband went, because it is times like this when she isn't within my reach that I become obsessive and frantically stress over her blood sugar. My husband, not so much...and that's a good thing!
Now this is a funny one! There was a knock on the door, my husband answered it and signed for the package. We had only ordered our Medtronic supplies the day earlier (with some (a lot) of issues) so we defiantly were NOT expecting a delivery the next day. We have been ordering these supplies for over a year and a half now, and it ALWAYS, ALWAYS takes 2 to 3 days to come in (Canadian Postal Services for ya) . On opening the box we noticed a little something on the order form...ordered by Christ :) How funny is that? "Holy cow" I said "Christ sure does get speedy delivery" I wish he would order our supplies more often!!