When I first heard the term "diaversary" I was thinking why would anyone celebrate that? But then I realized your not celebrating the fact that you or your child has diabetes, but that you lived another year and didn't let it stop you! I knew I wanted to make this special for Justin, he has just been such a trooper this last year. So I planned a trip to Legoland :) He has been begging to go for a while now.....I kept telling him maybe for his birthday (which isn't until May) So we told him we were getting up early to drive to a new mall near Orlando....I told him there was a cool kids area to play in & he was super excited about that. Oh boy was he gonna really be excited about the play area we were really going to :)
This video is when he found out what we really were gonna do for the day:
We had so much fun there, Justin kept telling us were the best :)
|He drank 3 of these I think.......each with a scoop of sugar :(|
The day after that race I called his pediatrician, and we were being admitted early that afternoon. I remember crying at the Dr's office, then I was fine all day until we got up to the floor and he was in a room, I was looking at him sitting in the hospital bed and I just lost it. I know we need to be strong for our kids, but I couldn't keep it in. In that moment Justin told me "Mom, come get some Justin lovin' I'm OK you don't have to cry" He has been so strong!!! Those next few days were some of the hardest days I've ever had, nothing can prepare you for learning that your child has a chronic lifelong disease.
These pictures are from this years "redo" :) Awesome time, and we ran into the same friends & Justin was thrilled and they kept each other busy for 1 1/2 hrs waiting for driver intros LOL Fun times!!!
|Loving the Pit Passes.....|
|Having a blast this year!!|
|Justin on the start/finish line :)|