Thursday, May 27, 2010

J Update!

I am completely overwhelmed. When I read the responses to my plea from my last post, I was bowled over by the love and compassion.

I have friends checking up on us right and left, and I can’t tell you how good it feels to know that so many angels got my back.

I finally have an update about J.

He didn’t call yesterday, so my husband ventured out to camp to check up on him today.

He found him huddled in a large tent area playing games with his friends. He was elated to see Ryan, apparently because it broke some of the monotony.

J says they have been imprisoned for the past few days. They haven’t been able to do any of the planned activities because of the crazy rain. He says they have been completely bored.


Ryan asked if he wanted to go home, and he said, “Yes, but I’m not going to. If it were because I was having problems with my sugars, then it would be ok. But it doesn’t seem fair just to leave because I am bored.”

Hello awesomeness.

Speaking of numbers…

Ryan says that his numbers have been PHENOMENAL! He actually used the word phenomenal over and over again. He said there were a couple lows…one 55 on the first day, one in the seventies and one in the eighties, but otherwise every gosh dang number has been in the 100’s. He has been checking his BG AT LEAST 5 times a day, and is on track to earn that 50 bucks I promised him.

Could it be that he is just so much better than me at taking care of his body?

Or do his numbers show that it is a proven fact that prayer works?

I have no doubt that his success, although greatly attributed to his amazing self, also have something to do with the prayers and good thoughts that YOU, my friends, have sent my way.

He will be home tomorrow. I’m going to make it a point to sleep like a rock tonight. Not only for me, but for J too. He deserves a mom that can trust him after he has put in the hard work. I trust that he will continue to take good care of himself until tomorrow. I’m talking the talk, and now it’s time to walk the walk. I’m officially done worrying about 6th grade camp.

I’m not done over reacting and worrying all together…not by a long shot. But I feel confident that J’s got this.



  1. YAY!!!! Awesomeness for sure!

  2. That's so AWESOME to hear!

  3. So happy to hear that everything is better than you imagined. I cannot even imagine how you feel right now. You have a right to sound like a proud mama, he makes me proud too!Well done J!

  4. ok, I just shed a few tears of happiness Meri! Glad to hear it has gone well.

  5. Yay! So glad he's doing great and you're finally breathing again! :) Bummer about the rain though, that doesn't sound like much fun!

  6. Better get that 50 buck ready along with that "reward for his friends :)

    Oh... and sleep well tonight crazy mama!!!

  7. I'm so glad he's doing awesome & your breathing again!
    So proud of you both!
    Kelly K

  8. That is fan-freaking-tastic.

    No really.

    Big deep breath.


  9. I have been thinking of you, wondering how he's doing and how you're doing. So happy to get such a positive update! Be proud!!! Pat yourself on the back for raising such a great kid and for letting go!

  10. AWESOME!!! A hundred times over....AWESOME!

    I keep shooting up prayers through the day.

    I'm glad you're both doing well.

    You're such a good mom! :)

  11. I was wondering about J today as I said my morning prayer for his wellness and lo and behold - he is!!!! Congrats Meri - you have done such an awesome job raising this boy! $50 and more coming his way for sure. And for you to tell him that you are so very proud of him, that's worth millions :0)

  12. Yeah J!.. and Meri, and Ryan.... I'm so glad things are working out well. I have 7 years before 6th grade, but I don't think it will be enough time to prepare. You guys are a great example!

  13. Oh Meri this is such awesome news!!! YAY for J!

  14. I feel relieved, too! So glad to hear he's doing well! Smart boy- well done, Mom! Hope you sleep well and give your boy an extra hug from us tomorrow!!!

  15. WHEW!!!!!!! I was DYING for an update :) SO HAPPY all is well. He's bored, but he's sticking it out. WHAT A GUY!

    Can't wait to hear all about the BIG HUG waiting for you tomorrow :)

  16. That is so completely and utterly amazing! Whoohoo! Way to go mom, dad and J!
    I love this update for all of you, but for all of us too! You are setting the example (parent to prepare your child and then "let go", child to learn and execute successfully) for us all to follow!

    Thank you for letting us share in your successes!

    Complete awesomeness!

  17. That is so wonderful, yeah for good numbers and YEAH for all the amazing angels out here in the DOC!!!

    You are a great example for us fellow d-moms/dads, I hope I can muster up the courage to one day let my girls run off to camp and be free from momma pancreas for awhile! I know that it is a long ways off, but I already get nervous just thinking about it.

  18. Well done J and well done Mum and Dad!

  19. ((hugs)) what great news! I am still holding you all captive in my prayers! Thanks for the update!

  20. Kids are amazing. They step up the plate when you least expect it. I am so happy it all worked out ok for all of you.

  21. What an amazing kid! You must be so proud of him. And I'm proud of you made it! (Even though I'm sure you are $50 poorer now!)

  22. Woohoo! That's completely awesome! Congrats! - Mo

  23. That is awesome! Way to go J!!! You rock! Just out of curiousity, how is he handling the night checks?


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