Monday, November 21, 2011

DESPITE Diabetes Monday: The Pictures Say It All

On the Monday's in which I am hurting for "material", I am going to post a picture, a video, or story about Joe (or his family) doing something DESPITE the presence of diabetes in his life/our lives. My hope is that these little "snippets" will provide hope and inspire the families of newly diagnosed children.

This past summer Joe learned to mow the lawn. His determination and will and drive is all that I see in these pictures. The pump, the CGM, the medical ID bracelet blend and meld into the periphery.






A day-in-the-life of growing up with diabetes.

17 comments:

Colleen said...

Love the scuffed knees along with the determined look on Joe's face.

Jules said...

Awwww much love to you guys. You both do continue to inspire. Xx

Cindy said...

Oh, he's such a cutie! Love the concentration and determination in his face. Love to you all, Reyna!

donna said...

Hi Reyna, He is such a cute kid....I remember mowing the lawn when I was his age...I still love to mow the lawn....great pics.

muffinmoon said...

It always makes me catch my breath when I see our kids with all their "kit" on show. When I post pics of Frank and he's right up there in front of the camera he seems enormous. But he and beautiful Joe are so small that when I see the reality of their size and reflect on the magnitude of T1 I catch my breath and well up. And Bloody Nora, Reyna, he is a champion. I didn't mean to be mawkish, I loved these pictures; his determination and his first gas-powered vehicle?! Hugs to you and the family.

Roselady said...

Wow, so little compared to that big mower, yet so strong and determined.

Penny said...

What a great guy! It reminds me of their life later on, when it just is.

Kelly said...

He is such a cutie! Does he enjoy mowing the lawn now that he has mastered it?! Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving! xoxo

Sara said...

I'm not sure I would enjoy that chore at all, but I think it's awesome that Joe does!

sky0138 said...

what a kid...:o)

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Bean has been asking to learn how to do things lately...so need to let go of the control and let her do stuff like dishes (although I don't know how she's going to put things away because she can't REACH any of the cabinets!) :)

Anonymous said...

Wish I could teach our older boy to do this willingly, LOL. Must be nice to have willing help. At his age, they actually think this is fun, LOL... I'm sure Joe is a great help to you which is wonderful. I notice the Tallygear belt, which is wonderful and I'm sure Dex comes in handy when doing yardwork.

Holly said...

so..I should teach my kids to mow!! : ) He's just adorable-working or not. Missing you! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, Reyna! Love you! : )

Rachael said...

So cute! Happy Thanksgiving! :D

Sarah said...

:) What a hard worker...does he pull weeds, too? If so he's hired!

Kristin said...

I can feel the sun beating down! Good for him - and clever parents, cultivating this drive to mow!

Holly said...

I MISS you!! Hope everything is going ok, Reyna! Hugs!! : )