For years I have been lucky and have avoided stretches of challenging times with diabetes. This past month however has been a little difficult. A malfunctioning pump and a cold didn’t help but I was getting angry and was afraid to test because I didn’t want to see a high blood sugar.
Then Christmas came and I got the most thoughtful and amazing gift from my six year old daughter. For a couple weeks she and Kate were talking about daddy’s gift to one another. I didn’t think much of it, until now I was always given a blanket of my favorite sports teams. On Christmas she came running up to me with my gift and explained how she thought of it all on her own and that kate just bought the stuff. I smiled looked at kate and saw her nodding with a big smile. As I opened the gift I saw her amazing artistic skills on the outside. As I opened the box I saw four pictures of this amazing young lady and was told “You can put things that mean a lot to you inside it and think of me when you open it.” The tears came flowing after that!!
The next day in when my meter, strips and pricker. I’ve had low and high blood sugars since then but not one has caused anger or has caused me to get upset. Seeing Kristina’s smiling face every time I test tells me I have to keep fighting, I have to be the best I can be for this amazing young lady. Diabetes will not ruin my day because I have so much too be thankful for.