This year we decided to give Sweetpea's teachers a little something EXTRA as part of their Christmas gifts.
Ever since I saw Laura Houston from Houston We Have a Problem do this... I knew I wanted one! Then when I got my very own Ornapod in the mail from the Lovely Laura, I was hooked! They were so cool!
At the time, I didn't expect that Sweets would be podding by next Christmas! But here we are! Podders! (Which, by the way, we are LOVING! I promise to post about our first 6 months with the Omnipod soon!)
And I knew immediately what to do with all those little pods once they were no longer being used as a life saving medical device!
Ornaments, of course!
I thought they would make great little gifts to attach to the tops of presents. A cute little something from us. And a nice way to spread some Diabetes Awareness and Education!
What I didn't expect was the reaction we got.
I thought her teachers would think they were cool. Cute. Maybe a little odd... Hopefully not gross... I mean they WERE on her body... (we did clean them with alcohol...)
But we got some tears.
I suppose that when you think about that cute little ornament being a PART of her. Something that was giving her life saving medicine for three days...
Yeah. You could get a little choked up.
I like to think of them as just another way to see the possibilities and the beauty that diabetes brings to our lives.
And a pretty fun little craft project!