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.
at 11:00 AM