Saturday, May 16, 2015


It's so hard to pick a favorite blog post.  I'd normally just pick based on the pictures, cause I'm weird like that.  I love a beautiful house/gorgeous flowers/happy kids/beach picture, haha!  I picked a happy memory when Mary Claire graduated from fifth grade.  I finally let go of my illusion of control (both with her hair and her blood sugars!), let her take off her pump, play in the water with the other kids, and only worried about the pump making it to 3:00.  It's the day I accepted her diabetes (after 9 years..) and decided that I was thankful.  Thankful for the amazing people and world it had introduced me to. (I know I shouldn't end with a preposition..but try rewriting sounds funny!)

And meanwhile?  We've been partying!  Yesterday was Mary Claire's THIRTEENTH birthday!  How did she get so big?!  We had a school dance, Mary Claire's birthday sleepover, and we saw a movie!  (Pitch Perfect 2..and you might not want to take thirteen year olds!!  Eeek!!  I was a little embarrassed, and I was DYING that I'd taken all those girls!  I did ask permission first since it was a last minute idea, but still.  Dying.) 

Just a few pictures of my favorite daughter ever!  Happy Birthday, sweetie!! : )

Her hair is getting sooo long!

After the dance, they had FUN!  and they were hot!!  And they didn't dance with boys..kinda relieved, haha!

at MIDNIGHT after the movie!
Can't wait to see YOUR favorite posts!  I really am so thankful for our online community, my sweet D-Mama friends locally, they are some of my favorite people! : )  Thankful for every day I get to spend with these quickly growing kiddos.  I've started counting time left with a couple of them (till college!).
Hugs, y'all!

**Today’s topic is Favorites and Motivations.  If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blog post that you have ever written?  Is it diabetes related or just life related?  If you are a new blogger and don't have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog?  (Thank you Laddie of Test Guess and Go for suggesting this topic.)**


Frank said...

Beautiful photos - thanks for sharing. It looks like diabetes hasn't stopped your daughter from living as normal a life as possible :)

Holly said...

Thanks, Frank! No, she's moving right along. Thank the Lord!! : )

Kelley said...

Great photos and happy birthday!