Monday, September 28, 2009

Plan if you can!

Best. Weekend. Ever!

It was relaxing, fun and exciting all rolled into one! My husband and I haven’t laughed so much in months. We went to North Shore and gambled just a little, we went to South Shore and rode the gondola to the top of a mountain; we stopped at every turn off to enjoy the view, took small hikes and took A MILLION pictures. And I don’t want to go into any gory details or anything, but one night…we stayed up past midnight!

The best part of all…when I checked in with my fam to see how the boys were…

DRUM ROLL PLEASE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

They were awesome! Great numbers, no broken pumps, no ripped out sets…all was well! (Hello! Prayer works!)

I came home, and believe it or not, they were all alive!

Let this be a lesson to you! (You out there in Mommy D-Blog Land…) If I can get away and my children live…you are THREE TIMES MORE LIKELY to have an equally positive result.

So plan if you can! Because it is well worth it! Yes, you will have a meltdown before you leave, and yes, the first 24 hours won’t 100% count because you’ll be filled with guilt and anxiety…but after that, you will find a peace that will fortify your soul.

One last thing…

If you do get away…

And you feel relaxed and happy…

When you come home…Don’t think that you’ll have this whole new appreciation for your life, and that diabetes will suck less…because that just doesn’t happen. You will come home and everything will return to pretty much the same ol’ same ol’ as when you left. Sure, the first few days you will have a tad more patience and understanding…but the afterglow doesn’t last long. This is a lesson I have learned over the years and I feel as though I should pass it along. I have come home from many a trip expecting that I would look at things through rose colored glasses, but after reality sets in, this is often not the case.

I’m not saying this to be a downer, I am just sayin’…if you get away…enjoy the moment, EVERY SWEET MOMENT! If you spend your entire trip worried and filled with anxiety then it will all have been for not.

I let diabetes go for four wonderful, glorious days…and I appreciated ever single last second of it. I feel like I’m Bragity McBragton. For those of you who can’t get away right now...I feel for you…I’ve been there… Ryan and I spent a good 10 years without a break. But your time will come…and when it does…NIRVANA!

(Okay, I am totally aware of the fact that I overuse these…, (dot, dot, dot.) I can’t stop using them…and I am starting to annoy myself with it…in fact I am certain I don’t even use them properly…sorry…It’s a bad habit. I would say I am going to try to stop using (…) But, I have no idea how to even begin to stop using them…I think I love them…)


  1. I am so glad you had such a good time and that your boys were quite well without you,see we told you.

  2. Do you get the ...........from ME? I have a serious problem with .......too! I think it means we are never quite done talking.....each sentence runs on with another thought from our busy minds!!

    SO HAPPY to hear you had a great time. I've never had the chance to leave my kids-ever, in 13 years. Well, not true I guess....I could, but have chosen not too, even before "D" and I can see what you mean about life just going back to what it was :) Oh well, being more relaxed for a few days is good enough for me! (HUGS) YAY for the getaway!!

  3. So glad the trip went well, such pretty pictures!

    I haven't left Elise for more than a few hours since she was born, not that I wouldn't like to... we just don't have any family here that can look after her. Plus I'm still nursing her 2x a day which makes it a little tough to go away too. Where Momma goes, so goes the, well... you know.

  4. REJOICE!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!! I'm so excited to hear that everything went well :) :) :)

    The pics are glorious...ahhhhh...and up past midnight did you say????? You mean up past midnight and NOT dealing with blood sugars did you say????

    It's a beautiful thing :) the way -- I really like to ... and -- and :) so ... away. It's kinda like we're...well...having a face-to-face conversation -- sorta a ;)

  5. I'm so glad to hear that you had an amazing time and that all was fine at your house without you there. CONGRATS!!! :)
    p.s I love the ....... too

  6. I am so glad you enjoyed yourelf! And you are right..things go back to normal VERY quickly when we return. Enjoying every moment is so important for all of us. I'm so happy that you and your hubby had a great time.

  7. Meri - just found your blog!
    What an inspiration you are to those of us with just ONE type 1 child :)
    It was SO long before my hubby and I left our daughter (17 yrs old - dx at 6 yrs) but we've had to start since she'll - GASP - be going away to college next year. Just saying that gives me chills!
    b/t/w - I'm a big ...r as well! (but refrained here since I've been reminded ;-))

  8. I'm so happy for you guys! It does parents and couples a world of good to get away from their kids every so often. And you enjoyed yourself! That's great news!
    We've been away a few times, and that's what I tell myself too: "They were still alive when I got back."

  9. I'm so glad you had great time! Thanks for giving me hope that one day I will get a vacation with just me and the hubby. Makes me all misty eyed thinking bout it!


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