Day4 DBlog Week: Mantras and More

This week I’ll be participating in D Blog week.

Today’s topic:

Mantras and More: Yesterday we opened up about how diabetes can bring us down. Today let’s share what gets us through a hard day.  Or more specifically, a hard diabetes day.  Is there something positive you tell yourself?  Are there mantras that you fall back on to get you through?  Is there something specific you do when your mood needs a boost?  Maybe we’ve done that and we can help others do it too? (Thanks to Meri of Our Diabetic Life for suggesting this topic.)

Tell my daughter “It’s not your fault”

Make her laugh

Pray

Those are the things I’ve been doing everyday.

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One thought on “Day4 DBlog Week: Mantras and More

  1. Im thankful for D Blog week because I get to find new blogs although I must admit I am behind on reading for sure. I got to your sweet blog from Karen’s last post – grateful she shared your link.
    Like Karen I am impressed that you have jumped into the blog and DOC so quickly and it seems with your whole heart. It took me over 4 years to find my way to the DOC and start a blog. I did a lot of wondering and despite JRR Tolkien’s famous line “not all those who wander are lost” I can assure you I often felt very lost. Not that I wasn’t involved with the JDRF – I was heavily involved and glad to hear you were able to attend a walk so quickly. We also attended an amazing conference called Friends For Life put on by the Children With Diabetes folks. We attended 4 times in the last 7 years. Our first was just 4 months after our first child was dxd. Made a world of difference for us. We attended the two years after as well then had to take some time off due to the cost. It’s in Orlando each July and if there is anyway you can swing it I would say GO! We won’t attend this year but will be there next year – we basically live the farthest one could possibly get from Orlando within the USA – Washington State.
    I am sorry for your daughters diagnosis. I probably have some words of wisdom I should or could share but my coffee hasn’t kicked in just yet.
    What I would mostly say is it doesn’t get easier – YOU and your daughter get better. Better at all the daily D stuff, better at routines, better at understanding the general public mostly doesn’t mean to be stupid they are just uninformed, better at asking for help when needed, better at finding laughter in the crud diabetes pulls, etc.
    Your list above is a great one – and you likely know this but know its not your fault either. As a mom of 3 kids with T1D I have spent many days, hours, weeks over 7 years wondering what I could have done wrong – the answer – nothing – I did nothing wrong and neither did my kids. Keep writing – hope to see you around the DOC on twitter – not sure if you’ve heard of the Wednesday night twitter chats via DCAF #DSMA but its a fun hour tweeting with our people. 6pm ET. Best wishes Always.

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