February 16, 2007

Sitting under the window in a patch of sun, watching her play, I feel it gnawing at me. I can't buckle under...there's too much I need to do for her, too much I want to do with her. So I turn, as I often have, to the Gospel of Dylan. And we dance. And I feel better. For the moment.

Life is sad
Life is a bust
All ya can do is do what you must.
You do what you must do and ya do it well,
I'll do it for you, honey baby,
Can't you tell?
- buckets of rain



Blogger Carey said...


I know it's overwhelming right now. It does get a bit easier. It really does. Our son Charlie was diagnosed just before his 2nd birthday. He's 5 now.

The support from this diabetes community is absolutely amazing. I just stumbled upon it one day. Real glad I did. We're all very much in this together.

Take care,


5:28 PM  
Blogger Sandra Miller said...


For the moment.

Because as hard as it is to imagine right now, this will become bearable.

I promise.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Nicole P said...

Paige -

I can't really add anything. I'll be thinking of you today, though.


5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad you are getting encouragement from kids (and their parents) who have been through this. They will give you the best advice. But mostly today I am glad that the two of you danced. And if it snows there tonight, I hope all of you play in the snow. I love you all and think of you all every day. Mimi

6:56 PM  
Blogger Paige said...

Thanks, everyone. I know that things will become easier, we will adjust.

Thanks for commenting, Mimi. We love you, too!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Minnesota Nice said...

What does one loyal, true Dylan fan say to another? I was trying to think of a quote from one of his more obscure songs, but no luck........
I saw you on the
"new member" OC update and want to say welcome. The parents in the OC are some of the most compassionate, determined and creative people that I know. They will be invaluable in many ways.
I do not have any children, but I have taken insulin for 33 years and finally feel that I have a group of friends who "understand" what it's like to live with DB.

7:17 PM  

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