Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Conquering Fears

When it comes to diabetes, I have many fears, but there are 2 that top the list:

Fear #1: Matthew will go low overnight and not wake up.
Fear #2: Matthew will go low while swimming and drown.

This post is about fear #2. 

This past weekend, Matthew was invited to a friend's house and the mom asked me if he could swim.

Matthew has been swimming lots of times....with me.  Never without me.  I started to say no.  And then I started thinking:

Okay Tracy...Swimming has gone great lately.  If he follows a few rules, he can do this.  He really can....

I decided to go for it!

We set rules:
  1. Check BG before swimming.
  2. Call me.  You'll probably need a starburst to take you up quick, then a fun size snickers will keep you going. 
  3. You can swim for one hour.
He followed the rules and did beautifully.  I was so proud of myself for letting him be "normal."

But here's the best part:

At dinner, when he saw his fantastic BG of 112.....with a huge smile on his face, he said, "I ROCKED IT!"

I'll never forget that moment and I'm so thankful that God helped me be brave.


5 comments:

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Oh Tracy, can you hold my hand so I can let Andrew go??? I'm so proud of you and Matthew!

I love your new picture!

Misty said...

I actually teared up when I read the "I ROCKED IT!" part! So proud of Matthew and so proud of you Mama!!

Penny said...

Great job brave woman! It takes small steps and risk, but what a confidence builder!

Kelly said...

I may need your help in this department! It sounds like you both ROCKED IT!

Lora said...

With D in the mix, it take a whole lot of faith to say yes. You did good mom. You BOTH rocked it.