Every year since Grace's diagnoses, We've participated in the ADA's Tour de Cure. We've already created our team for the June 2011 ride and I've been extra excited because both my girls were going to ride with us this year. We got a tag along bike and a new carrier for the 16 mile ride.
I've been getting together my personal fundraising page over the last few weeks. With it being diabetes awareness month, I decided to be "real" about living with diabetes. I put together a bunch of emotions, the fear and anger, that a parent faces with a five year old diabetic child. We've all discussed the truths of living with diabetes in DOC. I was putting it all out there. The things that might not show up on a Type 1 Google search.
This morning I was stopped in my tracks. I still can't process the news I got this morning.
A dear friend of mine gave birth to her first child last night. He was immediately put on life support and transferred to another hospital. He will, at a minimum, have two heart surgeries. The outlook does not look good at this time. My friend has not gotten to touch or hold her newborn child and only saw him for a minute.
I am going to take this time to be thankful for the life that we were given. It is rarely easy and maybe not the one I would have chosen for Grace, but I've held her, loved her, hugged her and watched her grow into a five year old little girl. I will not take any of that for granted.
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