About Me

When I first started Dreams, Dishes, & Diabetes, it served as my safe place to write about all of the thoughts and feelings that went through my head and heart in the first few months after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.

My private blog was called “Sweet to Sour in 60” and you can read my original About Me page at the D-Day link above.

I have kept the “Thoughts” posts in tact, as raw and honest as they were, with no editing. Even to this day, it is hard for me to reread some of the posts. I hope that if you are dealing with a similar situation, you will be able to relate to the emotions I have expressed here as a single mother of two children, one of which has diabetes.

So why the change?

Since that time, almost 6 months to the day he was diagnosed, I have found that we have fallen into our new normal life. We may not have fallen completely gracefully, but we’ve landed with a soft thud.

We have arrived at our final stop: Acceptance.

The place where….

Our dreams can be, and still are, as big as always.

Our sink will always be home to dirty dishes.

Our lives are exactly how they are supposed to be…diabetes and all.


4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. “Acceptance”…such a bittersweet word for the experience of realizing that diabetes has just become a part of “normal” life. Thanks for your comment on my blog, it actually directed me to your other blog but I clicked through and found this. It always amazes me how with a few words such connection can be felt towards others fighting this same battle. My daughter was diagnosed just a few months after your son, but I see his birthday was recently and hers is in August so they were almost exactly the same age at diagnosis. I am looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    • I can’t believe how similar the kids are! Thank you for taking the time to find my blog. I have been reading yours for quite a while. Sometimes it is hard to do so….maybe because of that connection you wrote about. It stirs up a lot of emotions. But yes, acceptance is where I have been for quite awhile. Looking forward to reading and sharing more with you!

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