Friday, February 06, 2009

A Shout Out

I wrote a post over at Blogabetes about last night and some disturbing new complications I am facing. And at the end of the post I mention the subject of this post.

My wife.

Now, I am not writing this post to make up for not doing the dishes or for buying a crappy anniversary gift. I am not even writing this post to her as much as I am writing to all of us that have husbands, wives, partners, best friends, kids, and other type 3’s who love us and are there for us.

I am lucky. My wife lets me live with her. That was a joke kids. But last night she helped me not only to feel a little better but to help identify something that I could have missed.

As I was drifting off into sleep I was thinking, (as I do often) “I don’t think I could do this without her?” I mean, I did not marry her for her type 3 skills but she has woken me up when I have not gotten up. She has gotten me glucose when I could not stand up, and she called 911 when I was suffering from DKA.

So who are your type 3’s? A mom back home. A roommate? A Boyfriend? Your sibling? Have you taken time to thank them?

To be honest, I never thank Jasmine for what she does for me until she is bringing me a PB n’ J at 3AM. That is not cool.

So honey, thank you for loving and taking care of me and this stupid disease. Hopefully one day when there is a cure, we will both get a good night’s sleep.


Cara said...

Awww! Super sweet. I live alone now. But I still have friends and family that can point out a low to me before I can do it myself.

Anonymous said...

Ok...ok...I should thank my hubby. He cooks for me. He's learning about things like Dreamfields pasta and carb kids, too. Even when they act like the Diabetes Police sometimes, I couldn't do it without their support and help.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Thank you Jasmine for taking such good care of G-Money. We appreciate it!

Annie said...

You know what? You are absolutely right. The spouses, the ones that sleep with us, see us at our worst, "remember" that our bad attitudes might be due to a high or that our confusion might be due to alow, are the ones that deserve much gratitude.

I, for one, am with you. I should thank my husband more often.

Thanks for reminding me. :)