Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Back to Basics

It's such a simple Thanksgiving for us this year. Matthew is alive and we are thankful.

I will never forget the doctor looking at us in the emergency room. "If it weren't for insulin, Matthew would die this year." It took my breath away. Quite frankly, it still does sometimes. I look at that precious vial of insulin and I am so grateful. I see Matthew running around like a crazy-man, and I am so grateful.

Without insulin, Kevin and I would spend the holiday season mourning, instead of celebrating.

So, despite the toll it has taken....on our marriage (we're figuring it out)....our brains (so much to learn!).....our finances (sigh)....our sleep (or lack thereof)......we are CELEBRATING.

So much to be thankful for this year.


LaLa said...

So true -
Happy thanksgiving!

Unknown said...

Absolutely! The year of "firsts" is hard Tracy...I am so glad that you are looking at it in the most positive light possible. I was a little negative our first Thanksgiving...Joe had only had "d" for 2 months and my dad had died like 2 days prior to Thanksgiving that same year...I was a mess. Looking that time...makes me even more thankful this year.

Lora said...

Agreed! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Donna said...

Perfectly Said!

Unknown said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving.

Beautiful Insulin.

Beautiful Life.

Fight for your marriage.

Lisa said...

Glad you had a good thanksgiving. Email me!

Meri said...

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving dear friend. It is the small things, (and the big things, like insulin!) that keep us going!