Sunday, September 18, 2011

F-I-V-E!

This morning at 5:34 am....

I enter Joe's room and turn on the lamp. I place the test strip into the glucometer. I lance and then squeeze Joe's finger tip to create a blood bubble. The blood wicks up the strip. 5-4-3-2-1. A 234 is revealed on the screen. I bolus to correct.

Joe wakes. "Is it morning Mom?"

"It is early buddy...go back to bed. Happy five years of living with diabetes."

Joe smiles a bit. "Gee, thanks Mom. Happy five years of having a diabetic kid."

A day-in-the-life of celebrating Joe's spirit and his enduring strength.

19 comments:

Penny said...

Oh how sweet! He is such a great kid and you are an amazing Mama! Happy 5 years Joe and Reyna and Bridget and Dave! You did it! Keep rockin'!

KerryC said...

Oh, bless him! He is awesome! Now, the zillion-dollar question....did he go back to sleep? I dread having to test Isabel at that time of the morning. Anything after 5am and that's the whole household up for the day....

Nikki said...

He is a wise old man.
Tears. What a connection you both have with each other.

Meagan said...

I love his response!!! What a cutie. I'm so glad I found your blog, you continue to inspire all of us with your beautiful posts.

Adorable pic of you two!!!!

sky0138 said...

Joe is such an awesome kid...i love how he thinks...even at 5:34 in the morning. :o)

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Here's to another 5! Congrats you guys!

Love the picture!!!!!

Nicole said...

5 years, amazing job and cheers to you and yours. PARTY TIME!! ;)

Love ya!

Stephanie said...

Aw, happy 5! After only 1 year into it, I can't imagine 5....but I know we will be there, chugging along when our 5 comes. ((hugs))

Kelly said...

You and your family just touch my heart each and everyday! Hope the five year mark was celebrated in Beta Buddies style!

Sara said...

It sounds like Joe and his mom have a bit of the same sense of humor :)

Hallie Addington said...

So sweet! Happy FIVE!

Jonah said...

Happy Five, Reyna.

sfincham said...

Happy FIVE!!! From just under TWO, WHO you and Joe (and Bridget of course) inspire daily! XXXOOO

Tim (Randombetic) said...

love it. great pic too

Joanne said...

Love him! Happy number 5, Joe!

Michael Hoskins said...

Happy fifth dia-versary to you both!

Wendy said...

Happy 5, my friend.

Happy 5.

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Happy 5 years, indeed!

Keep rockin it my gorgeous pancreating friend!

shannon said...

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