Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Going Solo

I'm so proud. Gwyneth is fighting for her independence. As we made the video of her first solo shot I was joyful. That night I was devastated. It's hard not to weep for her loss of freedom, the pain, hassle and difficulties of Type 1.

She came home from school today and announced she was going to do it all. From testing her blood to counting her carbs to dosing the insulin and giving the shot. And she did.

She then set her timer and proceeded to make the snack she just gave herself a shot for. It's a lot of work for a peanut butter graham cracker sandwich.

So the silver lining for today was camp. My amazing parents are paying tuition for our entire family to visit Bear Skin Meadows Diabetes Family Camp next weekend. After her painful Lantus shot and our prayer for a cure, we laughed away her tears by talking about campfires, arts, crafts, sports and tons and tons of Type 1 kids hanging out and having fun.

So here's to Gwyneth's victory. She wrestled Type 1 to the ground today. And she'll do it again tomorrow.



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11 comments:

  1. Truly an amazing little girl! Tears are streaming down my face as I'm watching this video cheering her on! I'm praying for her and your family..... Hugs... Christine Maioli

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  2. Dear Daughter and Granddaughter! We are humbled by your strength. And oh so proud. No worries for me tonight, sweet G. Love, Gma and Gpa

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  3. Gwyneth, you are amazing! I am so proud of you and your mommy and your whole family. Can't wait to see you again! xo from Ellen

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  4. I wanna LICK that sweet sweet face!!!
    Gwyneth, you inspire me to be very brave as I tackle the struggles of life and your beautiful spirit makes my heart ~~~~SING~~~~!!
    Elaine-I have NO words for how wonderful you are and all the things you teach me!! Sending lots of love and hugs!

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  5. Oh Gwyneth!~~ Your 'sunshine' has brought me to tears... You are teaching us MUCH MORE than how to test your blood and give a shot!...I am so proud of you... and love you so much! ~~ Jil~~oxoxoxox

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  6. Wow Gwyneth!!! You are AMAZING!!!!

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  7. You are a GIFT to this world, Gwyneth Stewart! I am proud to know you and call you my friend. I love you and your beautiful family so much and want to support you on your journey in any way I can. You are in my prayers and in my heart, you little doll. xoxoxox Sha & family

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  8. Hi Gwyneth- my daughter, Callie, was diagnosed last March. I've been looking for a Christian website for type 1-couldn't find one; until now:)
    Please contact me. I would love to chat-559-723-3408
    "Give thanks in ALL things"

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  9. Actually, Gwyneth, just realized you and my 9 yr old daughter should talk! I would love to talk to you too, but would probably better to talk to your mom :)

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  10. Gwyneth is a treasure and so brave! Thanks for sharing this.

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