Nope, I'm still here.
Counting my blessings. Some days are easier than others - -
11. (4/18/11) Mom's fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn on the cob, salad and strawberry shortcake. Fat and Happy!
10. (4/17/11) Sunday was another good day. I had about an hour to myself to go do some shopping. My mom hinted that she really thought I should by myself a new dress. (I don't think she was terribly impressed with my dress selection for my grandmother's wedding a few weeks back). I haven't bought a new dress in . . . . well, I tried to remember when and it's just been tooooo long. So, I bought a dress or three on Sunday so that my momma would be happy with me on Easter Sunday. Relaxing. Quiet. Nice.
After the shopping I headed to meet my D Mama friends (Joanne and Jessica) at a JDRF Mentor training seminar. We decided that it is finally time for us to give back in the T1 local community.
Joanne said it best --- we get SO much support from the DOC it's time to give some back in real life. 40 children will be diagnosed with type 1 today and if I can make it just a little bit easier for a new D Mama then sign me up!
The most interesting part was that there were several PWD attending the seminar and although I really thought I wouldn't cry (Joanne and I had a $1 on who would cry first) when I heard the PWD speak about how they wanted to help mentor CWD and also speak about how wonderful their lives are . . . I cried. It brings me so much comfort to see PWD reaching out to children with T1 and telling them ----- Hey, there is nothing that you can't do! Happy. Relieved. Blessed.
9. (4/16/11) Saturday was WONDERFUL. We started the day by taking pictures in the wild Texas Bluebonnets. It's one of our family traditions and we always have so much fun. This year GaGa and Pancake made the trip with us since Jim is still away working. Fun. Happy. Blessed. Beautiful. Love
As if that were not enough, that evening my best girlfriends (Amy, Helen, Sally and Vanessa) threw Emma and Sophie a surprise (pajama) birthday party. Remember my very feeling sorry for myself post about Mommy Guilt? Well, my wonderful, amazing, spectacular, fantastic friends (who knew they read my blog??) decided to throw the girls a party and I didn't have to do one single thing. Not one single decision was made by me and therefor it was the best birthday party EVER!
It was so fun! Amy painted all the girl's nails, they did crafts, they had a pinata, ate dinner, ate cake, ate lots of candy, played games and watched movies. Did I mention that it was fun?
On days like Saturday I forget all about diabetes and crohn's and all of the issues that we are dealing with and just enjoy every. single. moment. I seriously never know when my friends read my blog but hellllooooo if you are reading it today ---- thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You will probably never know just how much you act of kindness meant to our entire family. BLESSED!
Sorry girls . . . this is the only picture I could fund with all 4 of you in it . . .
|Amy, Helen, Sally and Vanessa - - - Emma took down the pinata!|
Sam and Nate weren't too terribly impressed with all of the girliness going on inside so they decided to hang outside and hit a few balls . . .
That is all.
That is so incredibly kind of them! What a lucky gal you are to have friends like that!
I've been serving as a JDRF mentor here for a couple of years and it truly feels rewarding to give back. I just went through another round of mentor training, and like you, I was really moved by the PWD.
Wonderful post! Sounds like you've got some awesome friends! Looks like a great time for everyone! Love the bluebonnet pics...my sis does the same thing every year (she's near Houston). Also I think you just provided me with some bday inspiration for C this year...she's SO into anything Paris or Peace Sign and those decorations and cake were adorable!
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