Thank you so much for the nice birthday wishes for Emma yesterday. Among the comments and the thoughts she had a tremendous birthday...ummm....week. The past 5 or so days have been full of birthday events.
But my favorite one was taking her to Madagascar 2. She is a big girl now and she goes to big girl movies.
So i thought i would be all Mr. Dad tonight with Emma and be a figure to her just after i gave her insulin.
I asked her if she knows what diabetes is? She looked at me and waited for this educating explanation that would clarify ALL questions that she had about it.
But instead it went like this.....
"Well Emma. Diabetes is when your body make the stuff that you need to play and move. And when you move the diabetes doesn't take your food and help you move lots. (at this point she is looking behind me at her BRATS cup, so i know this isnt going so well so i must stop talking so darned ummm...stupid). Actually it means you need insulin so you can play.
Oh my god. How brutal was that. I know when i walked away she had to have rolled her eyes at me.
I think i will stick to explaining an offside or an icing call.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
I tell her 5 times a day how much i love her.
I kiss and bite her cheeks easily 3-5 times a day.
I tell her that she is the smartest little girl i know.
I tell her that her eyes can light up the night.
I tell her she is the best big sister ever.
I hug her numerous times a day.
I let her know she is the bravest person i know after every time i pull the trigger on the lancet device.
I dream for her.
I ask her to be a good girl.
I want her to love some one as much as i love her.
Four years ago i didnt know how to do all of this. I did not know what i was capable of. But a little helpless ball of joy changed that for me. Thank you Emma.
And Happy Birthday! You deserve NOTHING but the very best!
I love you.