|Me, Jeff and Nate|
|Me and Dad|
I chose the 2 pictures above to represent the Williams Family Christmas for 2 reasons -
1) My cousin Jeff and I grew up together. We were super close and I love him like a brother. Before he was dx with Alopecia Universalis he and Nate looked A LOT alike. Jeff lost all of his hair around age 2 or 3 - I honestly do not remember because I don't remember him ever having hair. He had beautiful blond hair just like Nate -- I've seen the pictures and they really do look a lot alike.
When Nate was 1st dx I really thought the autoimmune genes came from Jim's family --- not that I blamed anybody I just needed to find an answer. Some reason why this was happening. Anywho - this year in the Secret Santa gift exchange our family drew Ronda from Autoimmune Island and her daughter Queen Alopecia has Alopecia Universalis and her other daughter The Sugar Princess has type 1. A light bulb went off --- Alopecia - Type 1 - Autoimmune Island. Hey - my family has autoimmune diseases too. I don't know why it matters - it doesn't really - it just made me think that Nate's T1 and Sophie's Crohn's comes from both of us. Silly - I know.
2) That's my dad. No denying that - right? I don't think I've ever posted a picture of him. He's Type 2 and insulin dependent. I won't discuss his D management here but he and Nate both have diabetes and Nate's dx forced me to better understand my dad's disease. Now that I know more about it I want to micromanage his care like I do Nate's --- unfortunately, my dad is pretty set in his ways and it is very hard to teach that old dog new tricks. :)
I don't think he reads my blog so I can say that. :)
|Ummm - Yea - he ate a spoonful of blue sugar!|
|Nate loves his basketball net!|
|My grandmother (80-years) playing Christmas carols|
|The Houston Family|
|Sophie, Me, Mom, and Nate|
|Emma, Poppa, Sophie and Nate being Super Silly!|
|Nate loves his GaGa!!|
|Checking it all out.|
|Sophie making sure Santa's not up in the chimney.|
|We love Christmas!|
|BG check and Bolus for . . .|
|Still ready to party!|
|Merry Christmas to all . . . and to all a good night!|
And our favorite gifts . . .
|How awesome are these??|
If there is one thing that I am thankful for when it comes to diabetes it is the love and support of the DOC. I have been double blessed with DOC love. Joanne and Fred from DOAP not only live near by but have become some of our closest friends and for sure our biggest supporters in this D journey. I absolutely cannot imagine how I would have survived the past year and 3 months without Joanne and Fred. Diabetes brought us together but our friendship goes beyond the diagnosis and I am thankful everyday that they are in our lives.
Thank you, Fred and Joanne --- We love you!!
LOVE IT!!! The pictures are great...it looks like you truly did have a blessed Christmas :) Can I just say, those coffee cups are amazing! I love it :)
I hope that you are all recovered from the awful stomach bug that tried to ruin the party! Tossing cookies is never fun!
Hey, btw...just curious about that beautiful key that is on the plate of x-mas cookies, what is that for?
LOVE the PICS!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!!!!!
Your family is absolutely gorgeous ;)
Fred and Jo are awesome blessings. So happy you guys have each other. The local D Mamas I've connected with mean SO MUCH to me...I totally get that.
A Secret Santa brought our girls that same HUGE art set -- they love it!!!! We're SO excited to see Tangled...hopefully soon :)
Thanks for sharing!
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I AM a wife.
I AM the mom of 3 wonderful children.
I AM my son's pancreas.
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