Today, I'm struggling. My son has diabetes. He would die if we didn't give him daily doses of insulin. That's heavy. Most days I am so thankful that we aren't facing a disease that has a death sentence. I am so thankful for all the strides that are being made to help those with diabetes live as normal a life as possible and also to hopefully find a cure one day.
But today I am struggling.
Last night the hubbs couldn't sleep. He, the one who is not a worrier, was worried about the boy. Yesterday the boy had a good day and there wasn't any reason to really be worried. We wouldn't have to check his blood sugar at 2 am. But my husband could not sleep and woke up at 2 and then at 3, 4, and 5 checking his blood sugar. Just to be sure.
I've spent all day praying and reading Diabetes magazines and researching everything I can get my hands on that might help my boy. Sometimes I even wonder if we've made the wrong mistake by taking him out of school this year. Am I robbing him of a normal life when so much of his life is abnormal?
Just yesterday I read an interview with Nick Jonas' mom in Diabetes Forecast. It really helped me as a mom and my thougths toward the boy's diabetes. And then I ran across this little video. It did encourage me. I can't wait to show the boy tomorrow when he wakes up!
Tomorrow is going to be a better day...