730 days ago diabetes slipped quietly into our house. It crept in and wound itself into the fabric of our lives. It permeated every pore of our being. It smelled like band aids and tasted like sea water.
Two years ago today, I thought the world had ended.
Looking back it seems like it was a lifetime ago. Was there ever a time when Riley didn't have diabetes?
I've learned a lot in the last 730 days.
I've learned how many carbs are in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
I've learned that Lantus really does only last for 28 days.
I've learned that you can't keep syringes in the bottom of a pocket book just in case you need them. The numbers rub off.
I've learned Animas' 800 number.
I've learned that sometimes when Riley is low, he starts to cry.
I've learned that sometimes when Riley is high, I start to cry.
I've learned all sorts of things I never, ever wanted to know.
But, I've also learned that some of the most wonderful people in the world have diabetes.
I've learned what it's like to love so much your heart feels like it is going to burst.
I've learned to be thankful for every day I get to spend with my family.
I've learned that, no matter what, life goes on.
And sometimes it's better than I ever thought it could be.