Life Can Be Cruel … So Have Fun!

I apologize that I haven’t been posting this week. I had all of these great Easter Egg Hunt ideas and family fun posts planned but LIFE CAN BE CRUEL. It can even totally SUCK as we found out last weekend.

Last Saturday my daughter was hospitalized and diagnosed with Type I diabetes. It’s a lousy disease that shouldn’t have a place in our home. But it does, and we will deal. My daughter is my hero with the way she has absorbed and handled this major change. I wish I were that mature at 42, let alone 7 years old. Of course, her Type A parents (that sounds like a disease too) have taken on this challenge with ferocity. We will become experts in Type I Juvenile Diabetes. We will lead a healthier lifestyle for her and our sakes. We will find any and all ways to make her life easier. And, we will need the support and love of our awesome friends and family, which has been amazing so far.

But enough of the diatribe. If nothing else, this whole ordeal reminded me that life is short, so have fun. Dance, laugh, act silly, but most importantly do it with the people you love most. I am even more committed to the importance of having fun with your family. I will start writing again next week on more ideas for Spring time fun as well as how to have fun with a child in the hospital.

In the meantime, I am going to go play with my daughter.

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  1. Oh, I hate to hear that your daughter has that horrible disease. My mom had it as an adult, but recently one of my best friends had her 6 year old son diagnosed. They, like you, are fighting with all they have…..and they arealways up on the latest research. Diabetes is something you deal with everyday, so I’m sending wishes that you will have the best doctors to help you. Big Hugs and Happy Easter

    Debra @ A Frugal Friend

  2. Hi Debra,

    Thank you for your support and hugs! I appreciate all of the kind words that I can get these days. I know everything will be fine, it is just always painful to make a major lifestyle change let alone one where you feel like you don’t know what you are doing. We do have a great doctor and fortunately/unfortunately friends whose children are fighting the same disease, so we are very lucky to learn from them.

    Every day that goes by, we feel a little more at ease.

    Thanks again and have some fun with your family today! I have a new passion for enjoying those “Chocolate Cake Moments” with our family.



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