Sunday, September 18, 2011


I was meaning to do a Blink layout, inspired by Cathy Zielske's take on it. I have more reason to do this now than ever. This week we sadly discovered that our youngest, our baby who is 4, has Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes.

In just a blink, our lives have changed forever.

We are faced with a lifetime of glucose testing, insulin injections, and diet tracking. He is such an amazing little boy, and not even a week after this all happened, he is adjusting just fine, with a lot of help from some very amazing friends who were there for us. We are a little slower on it, but you do what you need to do. It is our job as good parents to take the best care of him that we can, and to teach him to do so as well. We will make it through, even though we of course had our moments of pure shock, weakness and rage. We are home, tired, but okay.

I still wish we could understand the 'why him' part, but there is no cause known yet. When the cause is known, the cure will be ready. And we will wait until then, taking the best care of our baby as we can.

One little blink.


  1. Hi Cindy, I only just read this post while checking out your blog. I am so very sorry to hear your news about your darling son. I can't imagine as I haven't been through it, but it must have been devastating. By now I expect you have come a little bit more to terms with it, but it must still be very difficult. We must pray for a cure. Just wanted to let you know I am thinking of you and praying for you all.


  2. Thank you Diana, you are very sweet. We have learned to cope, and it is life for us now. Some day in his lifetime there will be a cure, and I will be so ecstatic to give it to him.


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