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Whose Line Is It, Anyway?

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Do you know what that means?  It means I have an eight year old! 

It also means that it's been forever since I last posted.  And that I have a lot to say!

Unfortunately, I have trouble finding the time to say it all. 

In the past few weeks we have experienced some new things and dealt with the same old, same old on D front.  Standardized testing.  Illness.  Random highs.  Burnout.  Birthday parties.  Travel. 

The past few weeks alone have shown us that life with a spirited, energetic, independent little girl... who happens to have diabetes... is going to be quite the ride!

But when I sit down to tell you all about it, I stop. 

And I wonder...

Whose story is this, anyway? 

Is it mine to tell? 

She's growing up.  She's most definitely her own person.  She'd KILL ME if I told you all the details... 

I've always had this in the back of my mind.  But as a toddler, it was easier.  Now, it's more complicated. 

I mostly focus on my feelings and my experiences as a parent raising a CWD.  I can be transparent with my feelings... because they are mine.  But these experiences... they are hers, too.  Is it my place to share those with the world? 

I don't know.  I'm not sure I have the answer.  I have to find a way to share MY story which is inexorably linked to hers.  To share MY experiences that I know others will relate to... while not embarrassing my child any more than I already have. 

I always knew we would get to this point.  I just didn't expect it to happen so soon. 

So stayed tuned.... I have stories to tell!  I just have to figure out how to tell them. 



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