March 22, 2011
Hi Everyone! It has been another busy, eventful week for me…I slipped away at the end of the week to go to the beach. I had some good reasons to go (aside from having “Spring Fever”). Really! I did. I had to check on some work that had been done on our condo and I had write my remaining chapters for the Diabetes & Parenting booklet that me, Scott Johnson, and Kerri Sparling are working on for JDRF. The booklet should be complete and produced by the end of this year. I’ll keep you updated. It’s sort of like “What to Expect When You’re Expecting (with Diabetes).”
And speaking of children, I absolutely have to share with you what my sweet, beautiful 5-year old daughter, Summer, made for me while I was at the beach. I really love this age—so honest and innocent…..I just want to bottle up every moment to make sure I remember everything- her adorable little face, her hair, her cute little pink painted toe nails, her beautiful curls, her big heart, the sweet things she says, and the funny questions she asks. While I was away, she kept begging me to come home- which I thought had more to do with her wanting to be at the beach with me than her wanting me to come home. However, when I returned home on Sunday morning, she was gone to church with my husband. On the counter, I found a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a zip-loc bag with a note beside it that read: “Hi Mommy. Here is your sandwich. There is a cup of diet Sun-drop in the refrigerator for you. Love, Summer.” Adorable…huh!?!? It gets even better….When I walked up to my bedroom, I found a picture she had colored for me with a note taped to my dresser that read, “Hi Mommy. This is Summer. Me and daddy miss you very much. We cannot have fun without you. We cannot wait any longer for you to come home. I love you very much. Love Always, Summer.” My heart felt so full! I hope everyone has the opportunity to experience that special kind of love in their lifetime- the kind of love where you love someone and you know, without a doubt, that they love you just as much. I feel so blessed to have that kind of love with my daughter and my husband. My heart has never been so full.