Saturday, February 12, 2011

Can You Keep A Secret?

We're coming up on one year since Matthew was diagnosed with diabetes. March 5 marks the day our life changed forever.

Boy has it been a rough year, but God has faithfully gotten us through.

I've heard of people who mark the day with a gift. Others ignore the d-day diagnosis. Some people are simply sad about the drastic changes.

We are choosing to celebrate!

We're going to celebrate Matthew's life and the amazing courage he's shown this past year.

And soooooooooo.......... We're going to Great Wolf Lodge!

Yay! Matthew's been begging us to go, so he's going to FREAK OUT!

And we're happy, too. Because of his school schedule, we can go during the week. Can you say cheaper and not as crowded? Woo Hoo!

I'm really looking forward to this. It makes me so happy to do something special for him. He really deserves it.

I swear, if I was faced with the same situation, I don't think I would be half as brave. Honestly.

So....that's the deal. A Great Wolf Lodge surprise!

But shhhhhhhhhh......don't tell......It's a secret!


Denise said...

How fun!!!
Glad you are choosing to celebrate....we are very lucky to have our sweet kiddos around thanks to insulin.

Lora said...

Thats an awesome way to celebrate. I hope you take lots of pics to share :)

Heidi =) said...

How fun! We are going to have a party too, 3 days later on Bekah's dx-day. Have fun at the lodge! There is one here in Washington too, we have never been but we hope to go someday.

Our Diabetic Warrior said...

He is going to LOVE it!!!!!!! We visit the one in Ohio. I promise, I won't tell.

Donna said...

Good for you!!! YES! Celebrate his life...his courage and his health!!! Celebrate that we live in a time and country where insulin is readily available. I love that you guys are making such exciting plans to celebrate your D Day.


Amy said...

YEAH!!!! Wow. You are really setting a high standard for a one year celebration. I think I am going to keep this a secret from MY daughter, too ;) Lest she think we will celebrate HER diaversary in that fashion . . . hehe.

Have a great time and don't forget to tell us about his reaction!!!

Stephanie said...

How fun!!! I hope you guys have a great time!

Lisa said...

Yea for celebrations!!!
You are going to have so much fun . . . but eat your wheaties and bring some tylenol!! We went with mom and dad, maria and her gang and it wore us out!! On day two the boys just wanted to stay in the room and watch spongebob!!

Unknown said...

WOOT! Sounds like so much fun Tracy! Happy first year to Matthew! He and you are an inspiration to us all.

Joanne said...

Seriously??? You will be RIGHT DOWN THE STREET from us!!! We live 7 minutes from the Great Wolf Lodge.

We so need to get together... how long will you be there?

Shannon@ The New Normal Life said...

Oh have fun!! We have one here in Williamsburg, VA and we went one time the kids loved it! Our big day is tomorrow 2/13 and this year I think we are keeping it more low key. We are meeting my inlaws for dinner and will have a small celebration. he will be 2 on the 28th so we will have a big day then too!!

Hallie Addington said...

That sounds awesome!!! Last year we did it up big with a party! This year... I don't know yet. I love that you are celebrating! Have fun!