Life Happens

Have you ever made the excuse that life is “too busy” to find time to spend doing something that you enjoy? Guilty!! As you may or may not have noticed, it has been weeks since my last blog post. I totally have legitimate reasons as to why I can’t possibly take time to write a blog or two the past few weeks. Here are a few of my favorites; “I’m just getting settled in at my new job”; “Summer is just too busy”; ” I have family coming into town”. I do however realize that these aren’t actually “reasons”, but merely excuses and/or means of justification as to why I do not write more often. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, I’m just too busy… right? Right?!?

From this point forward, I promise I will blog when I have something to get off of my chest. It may be every two to three days, or it may be once per week. As I mentioned in a previous post, I started writing this blog to reach out to other fathers who are going through the ups and downs of living with a child with Type 1 Diabetes. This short blogging hiatus has taught me a lesson of sorts… When it comes to dealing with T1D, there are no breaks. Not for a month, not for a week, not even for one day. It is constant. It is all consuming. Check blood sugars. Count carbs. Give insulin based on blood sugar and carb intake. Living with a T1D child may feel overwhelming quite often, but trust me it does get easier.

Good happens, bad happens, highs happen, lows happen. Regardless of whether or not you are always 100% ready… life happens. Try not to let “excuses” change the positive direction you’re moving toward. Writing is an expression of my thoughts and feelings about raising a diabetic son, and I plan to continue to share my experiences with you.

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. This morning I went back and read all your blog entries to date. I have been visiting this site off and on ever since I discovered it but this is the first time I have felt okay about replying. I’m not a parent who is living with diabetes and I am unable to contribute anything to discussions about carb counting, testing supplies, support groups and variables that affect carb-insulin ratios. I am learning lots from you by eavesdropping, though, and it’s time I told you so.

    Besides that, I can really identify with this latest entry entitled “Life Happens”. It challenges me to avoid making excuses for not finding the time to do things that are important to me. As a result, today I am taking the time to connect with you on Diabetes Dad, to let you know that I am here, reading, learning, and supporting you in your efforts to share your experiences with others. You’re doing a great job!

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