Saturday, December 31, 2011

One Blurry Year Coming to an End!

One word to sum up 2011.  Blurry.

This past year pretty much seems like a big blur.  It started out pretty good.  I started my Thirty-One business and it has thrived and grown more then I could have imagined this past year.

We celebrated Lovebug's 5th birthday and her 2nd Diaversary.

Then, the unexpected happened.  One of my worst nightmares came true when Princess was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in April.  The SAME month that Lovebug was diagnosed.  Just 10 days apart.  I remember wondering if this was really happening or if I was dreaming.  It was a little like being hit Mac truck a thousand times over. It was horrible.  (that is the understatement of the year right there!)  It took my breath away.  It made me rethink EVERYTHING.  It was literally all I could do to stay sane.  I really thought that I was going to loose my mind.

My D-mama's were a huge help. Even texting me when we were at the hospital to check up on me.  We were showered with meals,cards, gifts for the girls, and lots of well wishes.  We received many hugs and lots of support from friends, family and our church.

The rest of the year is pretty much a blur.  There were some really happy times in July when I got to meet up with my fellow D-Moms Misty and Hallie.  I also got to meet another D-mom Erin, who also got me hooked on Thirty-One!

Of course, I should know by now that when ever things start going smoothly over here something is about to hit the fan.  And it the fan it did.

In October we took Lovebug for her yearly diabetes blood draw and her Celiac Disease panel came back positive.  NOT something I was expecting. It hit me totally out of the blue...kind like Princess's diagnosis.  We don't have the "official" diagnosis yet but her biopsy is next week so these months of waiting will finally be over.  I'm not sure how I will feel if it comes back positive.  I have tried to prepare myself if it does, I don't think it will make it much easier if it does.  Maybe having months to think about it made it worse?  I don't know.  All I know is what my gut is telling me, and I am hoping that my gut is wrong this one time.

Needless to say starting out 2012 with a biopsy and possible Celiac diagnosis isn't the way I would have imagined we would be ringing in the new year but maybe I will be pleasantly surprised.


Misty said...

I hope you all have a blessed New Year. Thanks for sharing your life with type 1 on this is a great help to many..Hope the biopsy goes well. Prayers.

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Heather, you have been through so much this past year! God hears your pleas for help. He's been there with you through each tear. May He continue to comfort you and give you strength for what might be ahead with the celiac diagnosis. May He also keep your daughter safe throughout the procedure. Having one myself, I can say that it's very easy to go through.

Through walking the diabetes/celiac path, I can say that things will truly be ok. If the diagnosis turns out to be positive, the best advice I can give is to just let God guide you. Jump right in and enjoy the new wonderful foods that await you!

Feel free to contact me at any time through my website. I also have some recipes listed if you need them.

I'll be praying for you all. Please keep us updated!

The DL said...

Stay positive! I know a bright 2012 is in your family's future!

Anonymous said...

Praying that the celiac diagnosis does not happen, but if it does I know you will adjust and be okay. Planty of websites with great recipes and there are lots of good substitutes now for the gluten-free. Still hoping for the easiest way out for you guys, which is a negative biopsy. Wishing you all a peaceful, happy and uneventful 2012

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Praying for clarity and peace of mind!


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