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When someone asks me what I "do", I say I "am" a homeschool mom. My three children represent every level: elementary, middle and high school. Everything about them keeps me busy. If someone asked me where I saw myself in five years, five years ago, volunteering with ROI would not have been part of that vision. Not at all.
Five years ago, I was a homeschool mom of two. Our youngest, Avery, was four and our life was typical. When Avery was five and a half, we made the devastating discovery that his blood was over 500. My husband and I cried. We knew what that number meant. We had checked his blood with his daddy's meter.
My first exposure to T1D came on an early date with my future husband. We were going on a hike. To me, it was simple stroll across a meadow. It was not a hike. To him, it was an adventure. It was also an opportunity to introduce me to a box of Nutri-Grain bars, sugar in a tube, and his propensity to bring a huge container full of fear and supplies.
We went to the opposite extreme in the months ahead. He passed out on me twice.