Thursday, September 28, 2006

I pulled up to the stop light. It was 7pm. Around the time I expected to get home, though two hours earlier than I was scheduled to get home.

I had just done well at school. Really well on the testing I did that day.

That sky was a weird mixture of passing rain clouds and setting sun. I would best describe it as "pretty."

One of my fave bands, Casting Crowns, was playing on the radio.

The streets were a friendly-sorta-busy, and some kids rode their bikes on the side walks.

It struck me that I truly am happy with my life and the direction it was going. And I felt peace.

I stood at the red light waiting for it to change. But I wasn't in a hurry. I was content.

The red lights on the progressing blocks blurred together as my vision blurred, deep in thought.

I thought about how good I felt at the moment. And how happy I was. And I thought about how I would never remember the moment, or the cool sky, or the blurring stop lights. But I hoped I would remember how I felt.

Then I tried to think about how I felt at that moment the year before.

Scared probably. I was sick and I knew it. And the next day I was going to the doctor to talk about it, knowing exactly what she would tell me, but not caring, just hoping she would fix me.

I don't remember much about Sept 28, 2005. I don't know what I did. I don't know what the day of the week was. But it was my last day not having diabetes.


justme said...

1 year, wow.. I have just passed my 6 month.. I remember the day clearly, the day before - not a thing... And here's to stopping at that red light again next year, happier and even more content.

Penny said...

Thinking of you today and sending a big hug your way.

Scott K. Johnson said...

And as each year passes by, I think it is good of you to celebrate - or at least acknowledge.

Just how much you have learned in the past year, and how you can continue learning and living and enjoying life.

Sure, there will be many ups and downs, but overall - we continue to thrive! Not just survive, but to thrive!!

Take care, and I say "Happy Anniversary" to you.

Johnboy said...

Hey, I'm glad it was a good day for you!

Your ability to deal with adversity and overcome challenges shows maturity and confidence on your part.

Here's to happiness today and in the future! said...

I found your entry on the Bernstein site and what struck me was the date of 9/29 as that was the same data our daughter Sarah was dxd with Type 1 in 2000 at age 3. Then on 9/29/05 she was dxd with celiac disease. To read more about Sarah and to hear my song about finding a cure visit

Megan said...

Hi Molly. Happy Anniversary to Sarah too!

Just curious- what entry on the Bernstein site? I don't recall writing one, but it's possible I did.

Going to check out your site now.

Megan said...

Ah, do you mean my post on diabetes daily?