For those who have a child living with Type 1 Diabetes, there are many walks in life that others will never take. For our family, the first of these walks occurred when our youngest daughter, Maddie, was 7 years old. We walked her into Brenner's Emergency Room, after having been told by our pediatrician that … Continue reading The Many Walks of Type 1 Diabetes
Stepping down into the throng of people lining up to Walk is always a bit emotional for me. To see a sea of fellow humans who are, in some fashion, walking this path of Type 1 Diabetes, is at once startling and comforting. Startling in the fact that this wretched disease touches so many lives, … Continue reading JDRF One Walk 2015
(quick sketch with Bic pen) Many of you know the hero who lives in our home. You've read about her diagnosis six years ago, the ups and downs of living with Type 1 Diabetes, her bravery and courage in the face of the daily challenges of managing the disease, and the Walk we look forward … Continue reading CGM, JDRF & a WALK
Life should be lived walking through it together. Burdens are best carried arm in arm with friends. Joy breaks forth when many feet move in a common direction. Love is felt when others choose to walk alongside us. Yes. Yes. and Yes. All of this, and so much more, I experience when we Walk for a Cure … Continue reading Walk Together
At the end of a road down which I walk each day, is a wonderful old barn. This barn sits on Smith land and is a part of Smith Hollow Farm where my artist friend Debbie and I have spent many a happy morning drawing the land, their horses, goats, and donkey named Elvis. As … Continue reading A Favorite Barn
My husband and I often say to our youngest (age 12) daughter (pictured on the left in the above drawing)-- "You are our hero!" We say this for many reasons, but mostly because of the amazing way she handles living with Type 1 Diabetes. We said it to her when she learned this year to … Continue reading Our Hero!
We awoke to 25 degree (Fahrenheit) weather...brrrrr! Maddie and I pulled on layers of clothing to stay warm outside for a morning Walk. We picked up several of her friends on our way to the BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC and joined a throng of other winter-garbed folks for a brisk Walk for a worthy … Continue reading A Grand Day for Walking
I'm so excited to announce a new set of cards available in my Etsy Shoppe! Created from two of the images in my new children's book, Genevieve and the Kite, this set of cards is useful for any number of card-giving occasions! These are two of my favorite images from the book! "May all your … Continue reading “Kite” Cards are Here!!
I'm feeling quite overwhelmed these days. The only way I can wrap my head around it is that we're experiencing a harvest time in our family. With the goodness of a harvest, comes a lot of activity. It's all good. But wow. It's a lot. I've been moved and delighted by the response to Genevieve … Continue reading A Garden of Gratitude
I received a text from my youngest daughter Maddie when she was at school on Thursday morning. Sitting at the computer, I was marveling at all the "likes" and "congrats" and purchases for my children's book, Genevieve and the Kite. It felt like my kite was flying high in the breeze and I was along … Continue reading The Good Dose of Reality