Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Trusting in others....a new school year

I dread the beginning of school every year but this year I have been more overwhelmed then usual.When Hannah was diagnosed back in February, we had amazing support from her 1st grade teacher. She got comfortable with Hannah and knew when there was something off with her. She was someone that I got very comfortable with as far as trusting her, but then again, she KNEW Hannah.  Fast forward to now... We are starting the school year with a new teacher, one who doesn't know Hannah's personality or when things may be "off." She isn't familiar with how we do things. Yes I know that she will learn and it will take time but I am putting my trust in a complete stranger that isn't familiar with my child or this disease. We had open house yesterday and I found myself to be very emotional. This year is very difficult for me and I have a lot of emotions going on. I know the school nurse will take great care of her, as always but I am very apprehensive. We met with her new teacher, the nurse and the principal to go over things. Its not the specific teacher that is the issue. I believe that any new teacher I would be feeling this fear, and I will relive this feeling every single new school year. I dread that. I am struggling with holding on but letting go just the right amount for Hannah. She is a very independent little girl but this is still new and we are learning. In the next 2 weeks Hannah will have a new class, new teacher, new schedule, and will transition from daily multiple injections to an insulin pump attached to her 24 hours a day. It will be a learning experience for us all. Please pray for us as we venture into new waters. I pray that I have the strength to make it through and trust in those caring for my precious gift.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

end of summer

Sigh....... this is the part of summer i hate.. I hate sending Hannah back to school. I guess its bitter sweet. I absolutely LOVE my time with her home but we have absolutely no schedule, no routine, no consistency. Bedtime most evenings has been midnight and we sleep in until 10 or 11am. Its been lovely, but parts of me yearn for the routine that fall brings..... So much excitement brewing in our house as we await the arrival of Hannah's insulin pump. We are now down to just a few days and we should have it and the thought of no more injections is music to all our ears. We will be spending this last week of summer vacation prepping for the new school year and a little R&R at the beach. We will be ending summer with a bang!!!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer fun!

So we are about halfway through summer vacation. School starts in just under a month... I hate sending Hannah back to school. We have so much fun and I love having her home, just spending quiet time with her.August is already upon us and there is a lot of excitement brewing in our house. in 10 days, we get to submit all our paperwork to the insurance company for Hannah's insulin pump! August 12 is the date and we are super thrilled! Hoping that the insurance company doesn't drag their feet on this. Reducing the amount of insulin injections Hannah gets daily will be a huge plus!
 We have done a lot of swimming this summer, visited with family, and had lots of play dates with friends. We have a month to get more fun in before the craziness begins, yet again. Heres to more summer fun!