New Year Musings

This time last year, I was looking forward to 2010.  The past few years had been trying, but I was confident that 2010 was going to be THE year.  Little did I know that 2010 was going to be the year that changed our lives... the year our then 4-year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Despite everything that happened in 2010, that is what will define the year.   Things that were previously part of everyday life became scary and suddenly required extra planning and supplies - school, babysitters, restaurants, birthday parties, trips, holidays, etc.  We became experts on giving insulin shots, checking blood glucose levels, putting in pump infusion sites, carb counting, and giving juice in the middle of the night (without waking her).

Now 2010 is gone and 2011 is here.  This year, I face the new year a little more cautiously and with a little less optimism.  Maybe it is age, or wisdom, or that I'm tired from those 3 am blood glucose tests, but I am not looking for great things to happen this year, but rather for the strength to handle what 2011 does bring our way.

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