Too often we find ourselves stressing over highs, lows, A1Cs, 504 plans, insurance company battles, worries over our child's mental fall-out over T1D issues, and the fall-out for their siblings, and the list goes on and on.
But you know what? Every now and then, we get a reprieve. When all is quiet on the diabetes front and the blood glucose numbers are relatively cooperative, all equipment is functioning and our kids seem happy and at peace with their lives.
And we remember that we too can have a "normal" life. Sometimes. Normal to us is much different than many other families, but we are thankful anyway for what we have. Because although T1D came to live at our home, we still have healthy children. Although, we have special considerations and fears, we also have a special appreciation for so many of the little things that many people take for granted.
We hope for a cure each and every day. Until that amazing day comes, and I believe we could see it in our lifetime, we will find the miracles in every day. We will have our challenges and we will have our triumphs, but we will always - always - be stronger for what we have experienced.