Monday, February 1, 2010

The Girls' Perspective

Living a life with diabetes has already affected our girls. Of course, Nate will never remember a time before, but I do wonder what the girls are thinking about it sometimes and how much they comprehend.

Kate has appointed herself the sugar police. Everything I make she asks how much sugar is in it. She often tells Justin what he can't have. We're working on her understanding it's not really that he can't have a certain food, but that he is choosing something else.

I really thought Gabby was fairly oblivious to the whole thing, but yesterday as Justin sat down with his meter, she walked up to him and asked, "Why you checkin' you (sic) blood sugar?"

Kate also talks about, "when you get better." Justin told her that he probably won't get better. [While we completely believe that God could heal Justin, we also know that it is more likely that He will choose to leave us with this disease.] She shook her head at him and said, "No, I mean when you get to heaven."

Perhaps they have a better handle on it than I gave them credit for.

1 comment:

Devon said...

Hiya girl. It looks like you guys are adapting wonderfully to it. I know it's a big adjustment.