Goodbye 2015

Well, that was 2015!

We survived and thrived.

We shouted and forgave.

We laughed and sometimes we cried.

A year of learning that it’s OK not to be perfect.

A year of understanding that despite doing everything according to the plan,

Type 1 diabetes does not always play by the rules.

Increases in testosterone levels in the House of Testosterone

Mean there are now three males over 6 feet tall.

We took international trips and Type 1 diabetes did not spoil a thing.

Many cities were visited, carbs were guesstimated and new flavours were enjoyed.

Homework was done, after a fashion.

A new study was built to facilitate easier learning.

Yes, you may laugh!

Sport was regularly played through all the seasons,

With regular support and unwelcome reminders to check BGLs from the sidelines.

Rugby and football in winter were replaced by cricket, swimming at the beach and touch football in the summer.

We entered our third year helping our boy on his journey.

There’s an easy familiarity with the language around it.

There’s a realisation that control can be fragile

But there is nothing that has not been done.

Bring on 2016!

4 thoughts on “Goodbye 2015

  1. Love this! Great image by the way 🙂
    We built desks in the boys rooms last year to create lovely study areas. And where do they do their homework? In the kitchen of course.
    Happy 2016 x


    1. Thanks Elly! I love the study! I wish I’d had one at their age. I’ve put a nice couch right behind it so I can sit there, do my work and keep an eye on them – might stop the crazy amount of data we use and decrease their knowledge of funny videos about animals on YouTube! Have a wonderful 2016, Maureen x


  2. What a year! Not to mention that you ventured into blogging, then into Twitter and later on into OzDOC chats! Was great to connect with you this year, and I hope you and your boys have a great 2016 ahead of you!


  3. Thanks Frank! You always inspire me and your voice in the DOC is getting stronger and more confident with every post you write. I predict that amazing opportunities will be ahead of you if you choose to go that way! Hope your 2016 is all you want it to be!


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