Health care is a basic human right, not a privilege. For some reason, we’ve allowed ourselves as Americans to be fooled into accepting that one must be blessed with “means” to actuate appropriate health care. As a nation we have failed to realize that our health care system is a barometer of our society’s value for human life.

-Me

Monday, January 29, 2007

I Can Do This...

There is a certain comfort to be found in my children’s smiles. There is a certain comfort in knowing what the next day holds, what the schedule is going to bring. There is a certain comfort in spoonfuls of peanut butter. There is a certain comfort in glucometers where I know which button to push, even though the words on the buttons were long ago rubbed off. There is a certain comfort to be gleaned from the expected. The normal. The day in, the day out of diabetes, autism, and life. There is a normalcy that we enjoy in our life. There is an expected place for everything. Where we keep our brush. Where we keep our insulin. No surprises.

I’m not up for anymore surprises, I am okay with things exactly as they are right now.

I can do this.

7 comments:

Kevin said...

Mmmm... peanut butter.
Certainly one of my comfort foods, too.

I am in awe of your abilities.
Keep up the great work!

jill. said...

Yes you can! Great post :)

Scott K. Johnson said...

That phrase "I can do this!" has long been a "power phrase" for me.

Makes me feel strong and able to handle whatever is thrown at me.

You CAN do this!

Sara said...

I LOVE THAT METER!
Seriously, it is definitely a sacrifice on size but it does SO MUCH!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Sarah you are doing great - and you know I am with you on the peanut butter. Breakfast and lunch every day for years......

mcewen said...

There nothing like having a little 'upset' every once in a while to make you truly appreciate the loveliness of boring/ tedious/ routine - you can see what they find it so reassuring and calming.
Best wishes

Laura said...

I Live on Peanut Butter