Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kinder than necessary

I started to write a blog post and deleted it. It was just way too negative. I have a lot going on in my life right now. My mom is still sick with no answers, a piece of land we were looking at to build a house fell through, I have to have surgery…

Anyway, not going into details about the negative today. It’s just too easy to get sucked into a black hole when I think about it.

So, a few positives…

** Holden is doing great in college. Last semester he got 4 A’s and 2 B’s. The B’s were in his easiest classes (sociology and music). If he had done what he needed to do in those classes he would have had a 4.0. But, I’ll take a 3.7. It’s not too shabby either.

He’s enjoying college and doing well living on his own. He has yet to bring home even one item of dirty clothes for me to wash. It makes me think I didn’t do such a bad job raising him after all.

Also, his birthday is tomorrow. He will be 19. I can’t believe it’s been 19 years. They really have flown by.

** Riley’s sugars have begun to behave for the most part. He’s had a few lows and a few highs. He was going into the 300s at least once a day, but that hasn’t happened in a while. His nighttime numbers, which have always been a challenge, have been great lately. I’m just going to try and enjoy it while I can. I know tomorrow everything can change and I’ll be cursing his meter again.

** On the diabetes front, Riley’s pump warranty expires next week. I am already in the works to get an Animas Ping. He has an Animas 2020 now and we love it. The Ping has a remote and I cannot wait for that. Right now he keeps his pump in a pocket sewn into the inside of his pants. So, we have to dig around in the pocket every time he needs to bolus. And, when he’s strapped into the car it’s even more of a pain. So, yay to diabetes technology!! I can’t wait to get the remote for his pump.

** I saw this quote in a doctor’s office the other day and it really struck a cord with me. Like I said before, I have quite a few things causing stress in my life right now. But, I am truly blessed all at the same time. Anyway, this quote reminded me that everyone has their own things that they are going through. We often have no idea what the bank teller is going through or our waitress at a restaurant, or even our co-workers for that matter. So, we shouldn’t be so quick to jump to conclusions about people.

The quote is: “"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

Truer words were never spoken…