I choose optimism

The past week has been a very trying one for me. My daughter was diagnosed with adult-onset type 1 diabetes. I am aware of no diabetes on either side of our family.

So this was a complete shock to all of us. My daughter who is a sophomore in college was put in the ICU for two days, and then released without adequate instructions or education. I was never shown how to give her insulin, or test her blood. The hospital treated her as an adult but honestly, she is young and all of the responsibility was too much for her. She was let out of the hospital before her blood sugar was stabilized, and as a result we had a rough weekend full of worry and questions. Fortunately, I come from a big, well-connected family, and they stepped in Monday and helped us put together a good team. When you are in the middle of a family emergency, it is hard to see the silver lining. But I am an optimist, and I know it is here. I choose to believe that she will not only be OK, but she will thrive. I choose optimism!

These are some photos from my walk this morning. They are photos of things that reminded me to be optimistic.

  1. Spring Flowering trees

2. Great people like Nelson Mandela

3. Beauty all around us like this statue of St. Jerome

I was not familiar St. Jerome the priest, I googled him after my walk and I found several of his quotes.

Here are my favorites…

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

“Begin now to be what you will be hereafter.”

“A friend is long sought, hardly found, and with difficulty kept.”

I am so thankful for my family and friends for their amazing support!

Thank you for stopping by,

Best, Celia

One thought on “I choose optimism

  1. Hi Celia,

    I just read your post and I’m so sorry about your daughter – what a shock! I’ll be sending positive thoughts from the DC area and hope all will settle and improve soon.


    Sent from my iPhone


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