Sunday, November 15, 2009

New year.. New blog!!

Since the new year is approaching fast, I have decided that its a New year so I'm starting a NEW BLOG! As most of you may know My oldest son Avery was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in May and I have decided to use this blog to the best of my ability. To learn.. to educate.. to comfort and to give myself and whoever else needs it a chance to VENT about this disease and living with or taking care of a loved one with Type 1 diabetes. I have come to have a new respect and a new amount of complete amazement every day when i look at Avery. He has dealt with this whole situation a lot better then I have! He doesn't let it bother him and he is still the same old kid he was prior to all of this.

He teaches me so much every day and I owe it to him to help and educate others about this disease. I have had to come to terms with the fact that his life as well as mine will never be the same again. Until they find a cure (AND THEY WILL) this will be something that we will have to battle with everyday. With his courage and strength, he gives me what i need every day to do what i need to do to take care of him and make this as easy on him as i can. Kendal has been amazing and i cant imagine a better person to have by my side while we take care of our family and try our hardest to give Avery a normal, happy, healthy successful life!

I will be posting links and information as often as i can to help anyone who is interested. Walk to cure is a wonderful way to show your support and i will keep everyone posted on what they can do to help. Team Avery will be joining the next walk and i would love for all my friends and family to be by our side!! My blog will be making some fun and important changes gradually so i hope you stop by often to check it all out.

On a different note.. Landon is getting huge and I'm excited to post some new pics of what our family has been up too!


Kevin, Christi and Wade Kotter said...

Wendy I am so proud of you, I have no idea what you are going through but we have been worried about you guys. I'm so glad you will be posting more. Avery is very lucky to have you for his momma, we will do whatever we can to help. :) Welcome back to the blog world! You were missed.

Laura Houston said...

Hi Wendy,

I found your blog from your post on Chasiti's blog (Forget the Chicken Nuggets). My son was diagnosed on 9/17/09 at 14-months so I am a newbie. I've signed up to follow your blog and am here to support you in any way that I can. I have found over the past few weeks that the online blog community is amazingly supportive and I don't know how I would have survived this crazy mess without them.

Shamae said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog! You will find a world of support out there to help through the trials of raising a kid with T1. You are great! Join the fun and come visit my blog anytime!! I will add you to my google reader to keep up on you and your family!!

Shelley said...

You are so cute Wend. And such a strong amazing Mother. I'm proud of you.

Rachel said...

Hi Wendy,

It's with sadness that I say this but.... Welcome to the Online D-Community!

There is a lot of us out here who understand what you are going through. My son Tristan was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 16 months. He is now 6 years old. It's a roller coaster that's for sure.

Feel free to visit my blog anytime and ask me any questions. You can also vent anytime!

Shamae's blog is also great! Her daughter and my son are actually now exchanging emails! It's pretty cute. :)

Also, if you are on Twitter (@sammolsonkasey) the D-Community is fabulous! You can instant support when you need it and some wonderful people to answer questions.

Hang in there! :)

Megann said...

Hi Wendy. I found your blog through Shamae. My daughter is also a 3 year old with diabetes. I just wanted to welcome you to the T1 Club. I find the support of the D Community very theraputic. It's comforting to know we're not alone along this journey. Keep up the great work!

Meri said...

Hellloooo Wendy! Shamae let us know you are new to the community and I want to welcome you with open arms. I have 4 boys. My three youngest are T1.

Your boys are gorgeous! Look forward to getting to know you better. :)

Shannon said...

Wendy, HI! I am Shannon! I also live in SLC UT and I am friends with Shamae. I have 2 kids with T1 diabetes. I wanted to say hi and let you know that if you have not gone to any of the JDRF functions in SLC YOU SHOULD!!!! They are awesome!

I will come check back often but please feel free to email or visit my blog!

YOU ARE NOT ALONE and the D-mom world is AMAZING! Welcome!

Amy said...

Hi Wendy! Welcome to the D-OC! These women have been my greatest support!! Looking forward to getting to know you!

:) Tracie said...

Hi Wendy, I have a 9 yr. old girl living with Type 1 for the last 7 years. Hope you find comfort and help with these wonderful blogging ladies like I do!

Jen said...

Hi Wendy,
I found your blog through Shamae and am just stopping by to say welcome and hello! My son Addison is almost 3 and was diagnosed at 15 months old in May of 2008. I am so thankful for this online community!

Leigh said...

Hi Wendy. I found your blog from Shamae's and just wanted to introduce myself. I am Leigh, mom to Janelle who is 7 yrs old and diagnosed with T1 almost 5 years ago. While I don't strictly blog about T1, I'd love for you to check out my blog anytime!

Anonymous said...

Nice post... Looks like flash memory is really starting to become more popular. Hopefully we'll start seeing a drop in solid-state drive prices real soon. 5 dollar 32 gigabyte SDs for your DS flash card... sounds good to me!

(Submitted on Nintendo DS running [url=]R4i[/url] SurfV3)