Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Full of Pride and Tears

Just last night, as I was getting Cale's Lantus injection ready, he says to me "Mommy, you know, once you have diabetes for as long as I have, it's not a big deal.  So I have to count carbs and get a lot of shots, so what." 

I wanted to cry!!!  I was not only upset because he even had to think things like that in his less than 9 years of life, but I was so proud of him for accepting what life has dealt to him!  I hope he keeps up with the positive attitude!!

Then, as Ryan's was putting together his "T" Sound Sack for school (he has to find something that starts with the letter "T", put it in the bag and draw a picture of it and write out the word) Cale noticed that he was putting the picture of the tornado that touched down here in January of 2008 into his sack and said "I have seen and have been through a lot since I was born!"  He's right.  He has had stitches, broken his arm which required two surgeries, was diagnosed with diabetes, witnessed a tornado touch down within a mile of our house, a recent earthquake (yes in Illinois!!!) and that is only what I can think of off the top of my head!  Hopefully the rest will be for the better!!!

1 comment:

:) Tracie said...

I hate that our kids even have to say things like that. Or even have a thought like that. It sucks.

But OMGosh.....didn't that make you instantly sad but yet so proud?!

Out of the mouth of babes.

Brave, brave, brave Cale!

When Ryan opens his bag, he could say "head for the basement....Mom, come inside!"