The Thanksgiving holiday is a bittersweet time for me. I celebrated the 47th anniversary of meeting my husband, Jordan, and the following day I acknowledged the 26th anniversary of our son, Joshua being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
One of the sections in the Diabetes Connection is called “Sheila’s Family Diabetes Story“. The story is my “Mother’s Message” about my feelings and thoughts as the mother of a child who is newly diagnosed with diabetes, the journey Joshua and our family has traveled together and my wish for the future.
As you will read… “I will continue to keep extra orange juice and diabetes supplies in the kitchen. I will wake each morning and go to sleep each night, thinking about how grateful and blessed I am for Joshua, our family and friends… I will write books to help other families on their journey. And I will wish the same birthday wish when I blow out the candles on my cake each year —
that tomorrow there will be a cure for diabetes, for your child and mine!”
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