Monday, June 11, 2012

Betes Check Up

Lydia and I loaded up and headed North this morning for a routine 'betes check-up. We got a really good report card too!
Thomas the Turtle made the trip and met Dr. Ashraf

Weighing in at a big ol' 37 lbs

Lydia- Future Betes Doctor with a 7.4 A1c on June 12, 2012

Now, you may wonder what in the world this picture is below. Lydia was asleep and I was sitting at the light, on Taylor Road and 231 S. I glanced over to my left and hello Marathon station. Every single time we pass that store, I think about our sweet Lydia, sitting in the back of the ambulance with Will, en route to Children's Hospital, as I followed close behind. (they made a pit stop there)

This afternoon, when I glanced over at the store it made me realize just how far we have come, since that emotional drive to Birmingham. Whew, we have come a long way. Each day is a new day with diabetes and it doesn't sleep or go on vacation, but we feel like we can make it work. And we do make it work.

 So.... Marathon Store, here's to pumping for one full year, a good report card today and an awesome, little girl that will continue to make it work, when this Mama is too old to hear the 2 am alarm.

We were both thrilled to get back to Dothan this afternoon.

And I was really happy when I received a text from Courtney that said she would deliver us dinner.  (It was delicious. Thank you, Sissy!!) Then,  Bea-Bea invited the girls over for a sleepover WITHOUT Daddy and Frances!
Don't ask.... Spooky, I know! :)

Today was long, but good.

Night Y'all. Say your prayers.


  1. What a sweet post! I don't think I'll ever look at a Marathon gas station the same way again. :) So happy for Lydia's good report.

    Also, that last picture is hilarious!

  2. Yay! So awesome Lydia! I would love to hear more of the story one day of when she was diagnosed and stuff.
    Ps is Frances Darby doll's mom?? Lol!

  3. Woo Hoo for dinner, a sleepover, and a great report! So happy for y'all.

  4. OH my gosh! That last picture has me in stitches! Too funny!

    Yay for Lydia and Yay for milestones!!! So thankful things are going so well and that she weighed in at 37lbs!!! Woop Woop!!!