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 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
A couple of Sundays ago, Maddie told me on our way home, that in Children's Church, the teacher asked them all a question: What is something you are thankful for and why? "Mom", she said, "I've always felt thankful for insulin, and that is what I said. But I don't think it ever really hit … Continue reading A Grateful Girl!
In early December of 2009, Mr. Whicker knocked on our front door. My parents answered the door, as Randy and I and Maddie were not there. My parents had come to stay with our two older children since we were at Brenner's Children's Hospital. My parents told Mr. Whicker where we were and why. Maddie … Continue reading Mr. Whicker & Maddie: A Diabetes Story
Maddie and I are enjoying visits to the new Joslin Diabetes Center. The beautiful bright colors make you forget that the reason you are here is because your child has a life-threatening disease which requires ongoing management and education. This morning, we met with the wonderful Kathie Cooper, our diabetes educator. I say "our", because … Continue reading Joslin Diabetes Center