Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Making Strides

It has been one crazy busy month!  We are winding down our hockey season and getting into ice show month. This always makes me kind of sad!  When we are in the thick of it I always think we need more time- it is all too rushed.  Now, with one state tournament over and another next week, I wish it would last just a little bit longer!  The other morning with all but one kid and me at home, I was ready to go in 25 minutes.  I sat looking around my house and missing the usual morning chaos.  Some good news to note for the month:  Two doctor visits and two lowered A1c's!  Not hugely lowered, but heading in the right direction.  Way to go, girls!

Our family has also been asked to be the 'spokesfamily' for an upcoming event sponsored by the local Lion's Club.  It is called Strides Walk for Diabetes Awareness.  They give a portion of the proceeds to assist the blind and a portion directly to Camp Sioux.  We met with them last week and were struck by how genuinely kind these people are.  One woman has had diabetes for 43  years with no complications.  She talked about attending Camp Sioux as if it were yesterday and her words echoed those of Taya.  It's a place where they can belong!  We often wish they could have mini-camps through out the year, just so the kids could come back refreshed.  The walk will take place in May.  They asked us to do it after reading about our family in the Medcenter One magazine.  The kids have mixed emotions about being so "famous".  Tylie has always been all about educating people, Taya is fine as long as she doesn't have to do any talking and TJ thinks it's AWESOME!  He is hoping that he gets to be on TV.  At the meeting I was touched that one of the member's thought to ask Tessa how she felt about not having Diabetes.  It is interesting to think that she has never known any other way and she seemed a bit shocked to be asked such a question.  Overall, we are honored to be a part of it and I hope we can help drum up support for such a wonderful cause!

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