Monday, August 9, 2010

Diabetes Camp

Grace left yesterday morning for diabetes camp. She is away til Friday. She was excited beyond belief that she was going. It was FAR away in PA. PA is a huge state and honestly, we spent 3 hours getting there. I met other D-Moms and Dads and that was great. We checked in and met one of the doctors and that was, to put it mildly, unreal, and worth a whole 'nother blogpost. I promised myself I wouldn't cry and you know what? Once I saw how happy she was to be there, and saw how much she will do and learn and experience, it wasn't worth the tears of sadness. It was a happy event, taking her to camp.

She was delighted.


She'll have campfires...


and a little theater...

boating and fishing on a lake...


swimming (every day)...

a wonderful cabin and bed...


great cabin-mates - ALL Type 1...

and a place to belong to a community larger than herself.


Can I ask all of you out there in the DOC - whether you follow A Sweet Grace or not, to please include a prayer for Grace in your daily prayer, and if you aren't the praying kind of gal or guy, could you just shoot a positive vibe out into the universe on Grace's behalf?

That she have a great time, 
meet new friends, 
is safe and well-cared for,
 and most of all, 
feels above all else during this camp experience,
 that she is not alone in her journey with diabetes.

Thanks everyone. 

9 comments:

Pam said...

Our prayers, of course, are with your sweet Grace. Good luck, to both of you. She'll have a great time, and she'll take what she learns this week with her in life.

Joanne said...

Praying... hope she has a great time. The camp looks like a lot of fun, I'm jealous!

yvette said...

We will be praying for Sweet Grace. It sounds like a great experience and I look forward to Skyler doing it someday.

Jen said...

That looks like a wonderful camp! I will keep Grace in my thoughts..I hope she has a super fun time and that all goes well and safe with D!

htimm=) said...

yes I will pray for you sweet girl. She is going to have such a great time!

Leighann of D-Mom Blog said...

Can't wait to hear about her camp experience. I bet she's having a blast!

Laura said...

Dang - I shed a few tears just thinking about Sweet Grace having so much fun with her new D friends. She's going to have such an awesome time.

I can't wait to read all about it!

k2 said...

Praying for you and Grace-of -my-heart.
Penny, she's going to LOVE diabetes camp!
As a former dcamper, I can tell you that there's nothing like spending a week with a group of kids who are literally on the same "diabetes page" in the BIG BOOK OF LIFE.
Grace will come home with wonderful stories, awesome new friends, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she will write a guest post about them!
HUGS
Kelly K

muffinmoon said...

I will think of your beautiful girl (and you)as she makes this great leap. Look at that huge great smile on her face?! She is ready for this. Have a good rest and lots of love from the UK.