Why is Third Time a Charm?

A couple of people have reached out and asked me why I’ve decided to reboot my blog for a third time 😳. “Third times a charm”, I say with a big smile hiding the fact that I really didn’t know the answer to that question. But that’s the beauty of following your heart – sometimes it takes a while for your head to catch up.

Driving home from this mornings preschool drop off, I had been talking with one of my best girls about building my social media presence and she told me to tell my story the rest will fall into place. My story, huh? What is my story? I thought about this question during my entire short (and cold!) run. As I was cooling off, my head finally caught up to my heart.

When Nora was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes on December 17th, 2018 I sat in the hospital room that first night unable to sleep. My head was spinning, my heart was grieving. At 3:00 am, I finally gave up on sleep. I texted a couple of my best friends to let them know about Nora’s diagnosis which ended up being a big step of acceptance for me. After that, I googled everything I could related to young children with Type 1 Diabetes. I was looking for someone, anyone, who could share in my current situation and in their own words tell me that everything is going to be ok. Much to my dismay, all I found was clinical and factual information related to kids and Type 1 Diabetes. I know these types of websites are exceptionally helpful for families who haven’t had any experience with Type 1 Diabetes, but I’m different – I’ve been managing my own Type 1 Diabetes for over 25 years. But even with this significant experience, I was still looking for a connection to someone who might have had the same feelings I was while sitting in a dark and lonely hospital room, someone who might have some tips or tricks in managing this disease in a person as young as Nora. I hope that I can be the person I was looking for, and never found, when I was most vulnerable.

Type 1 Diabetes is not a death sentence – I’m living proof of this, but it is still a difficult and overwhelming disease to manage no matter if you’re 36 or under 2. Here’s to building a community, sharing in experiences diabetes related or not, and finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.

3 thoughts on “Why is Third Time a Charm?

  1. Nice start. Now just keep at it whenever you feel like sharing or venting. You are a very good writer and people will be helped by you, even if we don’t have diabetes. This is your burden, but sharing your triumphs and struggles will give others hope and ideas for dealing with their unique burden.
    Love ya 💖

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  2. You go GIRL !! 3rd time 4th time 5th time – who cares? Thomas Edison tried and failed thousands of times bedore perfecting the lightbulb..

    “Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.” – Gandhi

    God revealed himself to Moses via a burning bush and told him he would lead his people… Moses was 80 years old…..

    Finally this great thought…….

    Our minds trick us into believing we’ll be happy when we get what we want, and we should be happier than we are. But these beliefs aren’t true. We don’t need to get anywhere or do anything to find peace. We just need to let go of what doesn’t serve us.

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  3. You will be the best Mom at this because of all your knowledge about Diabetes. Also your support group of Ryan and Dad and I will be there to help you along the way along with all other family members.
    You will do a great job and are all behind you to help !
    Love you ❣️❣️

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