Last year, Ryan was the only T1d child in the school. This year, her son who is in kindergarten (in Aaron’s class) was our school’s second addition. “A” was dx’d in June. Nurse G introduced us back in August and thought maybe we could connect at some point. Well, you know how life is . . . we finally were able to do it today! November is better than never, huh?
It was over three hours of the best therapy ever! And it was free! It involved glassy-eyed moments, some laughter and a lot of “get it” nods. We talked about food, insulin therapy, pumps of choice, dx day, how we are coping and more! It was fabulous.
The d-oc has been the secret to my survival of the first ten and a half months of life with D. I love each of you dearly and value you more than you know. And on days like today . . . I miss you. I get sad because we don’t get to see each other all the time. I’m sad because it’s just too big of a world and miles separate us from simply just being together.
But nothing beats the physical hug shared between one d-mom and another. Why else do we write (((hugs))) to each other all the time? It surpasses any words, any advice, any encouragement. Just (((hugs))).
And I must say . . . I love her already. I am so excited about having someone blocks away, who has a child in the same school, who just GETS IT!
Our nurse is incredible. We were talking about how wonderful she is and swapping lunchtime shot stories. Both A and Ryan are told that if they don’t finish lunch, they can come eat with G in the office. There is a little table there with some books. A’s lunch is right before Ryan’s, so sometimes they run in to each other. G evidently called my friend to let her know about A’s lunch bg and just connect. She asked what he was doing, how he was acting, if he was okay. She laughed (I’m sure she did although Friend did not say so because that would just be G) and said A was sitting at the table eating lunch and Ryan was sitting with him reading him a book. Would’ve given a million bucks for a pic of that!
But I needed today, more than Friend even knew. It helped me just for a little bit, in the overwhelming of life, to just breathe and listen and be heard and understood. Ahhhh . . .
Love to all my d-mommas tonight. I really do miss you! (((HUGS)))
And love to my new Friend today. Looking forward to many more coffees, lunches, outings together. ❤