Have you ever closed your eyes for a second after dinner and woken up two hours later wondering what day it was...where you were...what the hell your kids blood sugar was...and why she wasn't getting ready for school...even though you come to find out it's actually 10:30pm on a Friday night?
Have you ever driven around town running errands with the volume on your cell phone cranked to full blast AND the vibrate feature turned on and the phone placed in your lap just so you can turn up the radio when your jam comes on and still be able to hear if your kid is trying to reach you from school because she is low or high?
Have you ever unintentionally placed all the items on your pantry shelf with the nutrition info label facing outward just so it's easier to see what to bolus when your kid wants a snack?
Do you know the carb count for an Oreo cookie by heart? 8
How about a turkey sub from subway? 46 for a 6"
How about a cookie dough blizzard from DQ? 104...yes...one hundred and freakin four!
But yet, you can't remember your husbands cell number...and you have to REALLY think about what year he was born?
Have you ever measured out a cup of water for your kid to drink...only to realize immediately after pouring it, that water has no carbs and that whole task just took a whole lot longer than was necessary?
Have you ever found a used test strip in the litter box?
Or in the refrigerator?
Or in the lint trap of the dryer?
Have you ever had to kneel down to look in the eyes of a real life hero?
Have you ever held their hand and stared at the thousands of tiny black holes in their finger tips and felt your heart ache?
Have you ever wondered how you managed to stab your own flesh and blood in the fingers, the arms, the legs, the belly...thousands upon thousands of times for more years than you care to think about at this point...and managed to not kill them in the process...or lose your sanity along the way?
I've done all these things and more.
If you have too...
Thanks for making me feel like the impossible is entirely possible.