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.


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.