Saturday, August 19, 2006


Two years today.

It was still dark when I climbed out of bed-- finally giving up on sleep.

Too restless.

I'm not sure what we'll do to mark the day.

It feels like we should do something, but I don't know.

We had a great time in Milwaukee. I kind of wish I'd mentioned the anniversary to Joseph while we were there-- that it was coming the day after our return -- but I just didn't think of it.

We went to the zoo, had some fine dinners, but mostly swam in the hotel pool.

Joseph's infusion set came out both days-- couldn't withstand all those cannonballs, I guess.

My boy was a fish in another life, I swear.

Man, two years.

How can it be only two?


Taocat said...


My heart is with you today. You are an amazing woman - a true warrior...this morning as I was talking to God I told Him how sorry I was that before Kylee's diagnosis I never even gave much thought to diabetic children and families. I just never KNEW what went on behind the words type 1 DIABETES....but now I do...and I am thankul for people like you Sandra that are helping newbies like my family get thru this - you are a true blessing.

Joseph is so amazing - so strong and sensitive - such a wonderful boy - you should be so proud!

Your family is a treasure - and we are all better people for having known you.

AND on the 23rd of this month another of my new friends will celebrate her 23rd year of being on a pump. Truly inspirational!

My thoughts will be with all of you this day -

Penny said...

Thinking of you today. I haven't been through this yet. But, I know today has to be hard. Bigs hugs to you and your family.

Vivian said...

My heart is with you. I know it is such a personal day but yet we have all bared our souls when it comes to this disease. For Daniel's one year we talked about it and decided to do an awards ceremony. It was wonderful, we celebrated everyone in the family and the hard work each person puts into the daily management. We baked a cake and made awards together to hand out. My husband wants to ignore his diagnosis date but for Daniel it was a time to look at all the positive things we have learned and show appreciation to each other for all that is put into it. However you guys decide to handle it, it will be the right way. Big Hugs to you for this difficult day, I know it makes it raw all over again. Try to just review the accomplishments.

Jamie said...

I am thinking of you today as you pass the second anniversary of diagnosis.

When we passed our first anniversary, we were out of town and very busy - what better way to celebrate than to live life like you would if Diabetes hadn't entered it (we were just lucky that her blood sugars weren't all wacky that day).

You are all a very strong family - and like taocat said - we are all better people for "knowing" you.

Congrats on two years of handling this disease - and raising a mighty fine son.

Minnesota Nice said...

How do any of us mark those occasions that are essentially "non-celebratory"? I suppose there could be a brief moment of contemplation, a tiny little savoring of the victory thus far, and maybe a bit of gratitude that everybody remains above the chaos with their wholeness intact.........Press on, sister.
Have a good week ahead!

J said...

HUGS to you and Joseph today :-)

Scott K. Johnson said...


You two have done such a super job. And think about just how much you two have learned and have had to learn.

I think you two have picked up very quickly, and will continue to do very well.

Just remember, it can't be perfect all the time, just do the best you can do.

Take care!

julia said...

I've never marked O's anniversary in any way, except to mention it to her. I know some people make a big deal out of it, but we just never have.

I usually have a bit of a meltdown on the day.

Also sending hugs to you and your family today.

Kerri. said...

There weren't any acknowledgements of my diabetes anniversary growing up, but I have begun to quietly reflect each September 11th (the date of my diagnosis). It's a strange thing, to commemorate the diagnosis of a disease. It feels sad and strong and inspiring, all at the same time.

You and Joseph have made such a journey over the last two years. It's been an honor to read about it. I'm very proud of hiim, and you.

You should give him a big hug and squeeze him tight.