Sunday, 12 May 2013

More Than a D Mom

Fifteen months ago I became a member of a group I didn't ask to join.  I became a dMom.

Diabetes has consumed our lives since that day in February 2012.

Test. Count carbs. Prepare food. Give insulin. Test......and Repeat.  Day and night. Everyday.

I'm still learning.  I'm meeting more members of this club, both in person and through the DOC (diabetes online community).  Although I didn't ask to be a dMom, I wouldn't have made contact with these wonderful mothers otherwise.  And I thank them for all the advise and support they have provided.

However, I'm more than a dMom.

I'm a regular mom too.  I do laundry, wash the dishes, sweep the floor and vacuum the rugs.  I clean the bathroom, make snacks, cook supper and get groceries.  I rake dog poop, tend to my flower garden and sort the recyclables.  I play hopscotch, ride bikes, and walk the dog.

I'm just like any mom.

I like to read books.  I like to do crafts and scrapbooking.  I love photography and would love to learn more about taking better pictures.  I love camping and our cabin.  I like reality tv.  I love my boot camp style exercise classes. And I'd love to learn to run.

I'm a working professional outside of the home.  With two bachelorette degrees, one in chemistry and another in pharmacy, but I'd give it all up to stay home with my girls.  I love my family.

Although I'm consumed with thoughts of Amy's well being all the time, I'm learning to trust her instincts and my own.  We are working towards teaching Amy that we must always be aware of diabetes and how she is feeling.  But she's more than that.  She can still do anything she puts her mind too despite diabetes.

Diabetes doesn't rule us, and that's why I Am More Than a dMom.

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I saw a number of More Than a DMom posts pop up all around the DOC, and was both encouraged and inspired by them.  Some of these ladies have experienced diabetes for a number of years, and it is comforting to see that they haven't lost themselves in the process.  Please view the original post in this series here at The Princess and the Pump.

4 comments:

  1. Love it! I like to say this is the best club no one ever wanted to join! We love a lot of the same things! I'm glad to get to know you better!

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    1. Thanks.
      Your blog was one of the ones I turned to when I first discovered the DOC. It's been a great help.

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  2. Learning to trust Justin's instincts has been tough... I 'may" be a bit of a control freak ;) but I have to admit his instincts are usually spot on. It's amazing to watch. Our kids are rock stars for sure.

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    1. It's been tough, trusting those instincts, but she is rarely wrong!

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