It's been busy. I will spare you all the gory details, since I love you. ; ) And I vomited words yesterday over my pillowcase dress! haha : )
Someone didn't want to go back to girl scout camp today. She was out there from 8-5 in the heat, and she said she was hot. Heaven forbid she be hot. in the Arkansas humidity. in the summer.
I was okay with her skipping today. I don't push her-I have to push her on so many other things. I also found out last night why she was running a little low after lunch yesterday (79-on an active day). She'd dropped her lunch (chicken salad wrap) on the ground, and asked for another one. At first she said they said no, but then gave her another half a wrap (not equal to the part she'd dropped-and she'd already gotten insulin for the whole thing).
She doesn't know how to speak up for herself. My prayer for her is that she will have confidence. Confidence to teach others about diabetes, and confidence to say what she needs to maintain her health. She so wants to help others (that's a blessing), but will keep quiet and sacrifice herself. (and, oh golly...her health). She didn't even tell me till after she got home. We'd talked on the phone three times yesterday. (having a phone and talking does not insure communication, BTW)
The good news? She actually met a new girl with diabetes! : ) Her name is Madison, and she's going into fifth grade, so they are a year apart. She was diagnosed when she was 8, so she's still fairly new at it (so says Mary Claire-who'd have thought that we'd ever be the "experts"? ..maybe I should say the non-newbies. ; ) ha!)
I really want her to go back and find out more about Madison. (and she is going tomorrow!) She also has a pink Medtronic pump, no pump pouch (but of course..she needs one!), and they have the same meter apparently. She was super-excited to find another girl scout in her group (thanks, Springdale Unit!) with diabetes, checking herself, and depending on insulin. It was like finding an instant friend. She wants to find out more... whether they'll walk in our Walk to Cure this fall and how to get in touch with her.
I'm just so proud of her for speaking up. She's started hiding her pump when she gets a bolus at church or when we are out..and it worries me. I don't try to hide it, and I'm not embarrassed. She hasn't done anything wrong, and it's our life. But..all kids have to go through this age-the "embarrassing parents" stage or "bashful about my body" stage. I guess diabetes is equally uncool? ('Don't mind me..just keeping myself alive')
That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. 2 Timothy 1:12