Thursday, March 01, 2007

We had the absolute pleasure last weekend of meeting the Olsen family. They are a great bunch. Their daughters are absolutely adorable. I thought it was just super that we got to meet someone from this Diabetes Online Community in person.

Jamie took some pictures. Unfortunately my camera was dead. However please check them out on her site. Of course the couple of hours was mainly spent talking Diabetes. And that seemed to be fine for all of us. It was comforting when Jamie brought out her test kit and tested Danielle. That is the first time i have ever seen anyone else get tested. It is extremely therapeutic and replenishing to be in the presence of great people, and great people going through this first hand helps too.

I feel that we connected when otherwise we possibly would not have. I love people. I love meeting new faces. I am smitten when i get to know how other families exist and let us into their lives. Totally awesome. I would love to meet all of you one day. Maybe we can all have a party together when we see the cure. Deal?

Emma and Mom will be going to the clinic tomorrow. And i know Momma will enter that building with broad shoulders and holding Emma proudly. So she should. Because she has everything to be proud of. Her numbers have been dialed in like a well oiled machine. And the way she has been coping over the past few months with this among what has been going on in this house since her DX. Wow! Iron woman.

On a non Diabetes related note....No more UPS for me. I have officially given my notice of resignation this past Tuesday. My last day there will be next Friday. I feel really really good about that. However UPS has been a really big part of my life. I have more or less matured and gained an unprecedented work ethic from being there. I owe alot to that company, but it was time to move on and do something that i have wanted to do for a very long time.
I am now a Sales Representative for a Sporting Wholesale Company. I start on The following Monday with training in Calgary and Vancouver. This was a move that will able me to spend more time with Momma and Emma. And be more involved in every ones lives including mine.


Minnesota Nice said...

Good luck on the new job

Chris said...

Thank you very much.

Vivian said...

How awesome that you all got to meet another family from THE family.=) There is joy in your words in this post, that is so great. I am so glad Miss Emma is doing well and that you will be getting to spend more time with your beautiful family. Good luck on the new job and I hope the transition goes very well for you.

Sasha said...

I'm so happy for you that Emma is doing well, she is such an angel, and that you got a new job you wanted and will be able to spent more time with your family :) Congratulations! And good luck! I hope you'll enjoy your new job a lot :)

Penny said...


My older son has a couple of boys in his class that have D. Whenever one of them checks their sugar, it is hard for me not to stare. It's just a bond that can't be explained.

Also, congrats on the new job. I'm glad it will allow you to spend more time with your family.

And, give Denise a big hug from me. I know this diabetes thing is hard on you both, but from reading your posts, it seems like the brunt of the diabetes stuff falls on her. That's how it is in my family. But, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Just give her a hug, because, well, I know how hard (and exhausting)it is.

Jamie said...

Hey hey! Congrats on the job! How cool is that?!?!

Thanks for all the wonderful words. We were supposed to come in today for dani's appt but had to cancel - bad roads - hwy #1 is closed from portage to the sk border *sigh*. I put a call in to the clinic and Dr. D is supposed to call me back (insulin talk) so I'm sitting here patiently waiting ... wasting my day away ....

Anyhow, I know Emma's a1c will be great! You guys are doing so awesome with her :)

MileMasterSarah said...

I just quit my second job and I understand how changing that sort of thing can be scary in one instant and a relief the next. The choice you made to be with your wife and Emma more is always a good choice though! I left my second job to be with Gracie and Sandis more.

Shannon said...

I'm so happy (yet very envious because I want to meet you and Jamie too) that two of my favorite bloggers got to meet up!!

And good luck with your new job!!

It sounds like things are finally refreshing for you and Denise after the heavy stuff.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Looks like you all had a really great time. That's awesome.

I think that many of us who know diabetes just connect quickly. We know and understand the things we go through. And to know we're not alone is worth it's weight in gold (or insulin?).

Congratulations on the new job.

I spent a month or two loading trucks at UPS - it is an amazing company and the work ethic there is simply amazing. I'm sure you've grown and gained a lot of experience with your time there, and it will serve you well with whatever you choose to do.