Monday, September 13, 2010

Talent Show

Our church had a talent show--Maddie (age 9) chose to sing "Mighty To Save". The camera shaking is me trying not to ball my eyes out. I was and am SO proud of her!!! She is so much more brave than I am.


  1. She has the voice of an angel! You have every right to be a proud mama!

  2. Dear MomOfType1,

    First of all, your daughter is beautiful and very talented and I am so glad she doesn't let Diabetes stop her!!! Make sure she keeps that attitude up! I am a Type 1 Diabetic myself who was diagnosed at 9; I am now 23 years old, an Illustrator and Graphic Designer, and am currently working on a set of books for newly diagnosed diabetics: one book is specifically designed to help parents in transitioning into life with a child diabetic, the second book is for the child who is diagnosed. My main goal is to try and get these books published so that they can be used by hospitals and the ADA to give to parents.

    As you know having a child diagnoses is a devastating blow to be dealt. But along with that, I want parents to know there is hope and happiness, and to discover from the voice of a woman who has grown up with it that sometimes the disease we live with as children can be a blessing in disguise. I would not be who I am today if I had not been diagnosed. It has taught me responsibility, trust, reliance on myself and others, and most of all to see the sunshine in even the darkest hours.

    I was contacting you in hopes that you would be willing to provide your outlook for the book, in giving that hope and yet down-to-earth perspective you seem to have and share it with other parents who have gone through the same situation as you. If you are interested, please email me back at

    I would really love to hear from you!

    Maria Mercer

  3. God bless her little heart! She sings like an angel!

  4. Yea Maddie!!! That's my favorite worship song!!!

    She has a great voice! Really! What courage, and she hardly had to look at the words...if there even were any up there! I especially loved the hug from her friend afterwards!

  5. Hi MomOfType1,

    I have been following your blog for quite awhile as it is relevant to my field of research in the management of type 1 diabetes of children aged 4-19 years old.
    I am student of the University of New South Wales, located in Sydney, Australia, and is undertaking a student research project on the topic.

    Here is the link to our course program at the university:

    I would like to know if you are able to kindly spare at most 30 minutes of your time in completing this online questionnaire, which is related to the management of type 1 diabetes in children by their parents/caregivers.

    Here is the link to the questionnaire (via SurveyMonkey):

    In the research, you can choose to be quoted by your answers or remain anonymous if you would like. Please read the introduction for the conditions and relevant contact details. As it is difficult for me to approach parents in real life whose kids have type 1 diabetes (as it is not as common in Australia), I have been reading up some online blogs for the personal experiences posted by parents, such as yourself, instead.

    Any amount of help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you kindly,