Saturday, March 8, 2008

Three Months.....and more researching....

It's been three months, folks. Just three months. Why does it seem like it's been so much longer? I know my body feels like it's aged at least 10 years...but three that all?

I've been trying to read a bit more today. Do a little more research. I'm finding in the diabetic world that everyone has an opinion as to what is best, and there are "sides" to issues. I suppose that's nothing new.....most topics of discussion have "sides".

Take homeschooling, for example.....there are those that "school" know text books, tests, separate classroom in their homes, etc. Then there are those that "unschool"....they've never set eyes on a textbook, their "tests" are questions asked around the dinner table, and their classroom is the world. (This is way oversimplifying it, but you get the point.) Both "sides" are doing what is best for them, and what appears to work. And both sides tend to "snob" the other side as if they aren't both home educating their children.

I see it also in the quilting world. What? You don't hand stitch and hand quilt your quilts.....well, then by golly your not a REAL quilter!!! You shop at discount fabric stores?? That's not "REAL" fabric you know....the quality is far less superior than what you'll find at such-n-such quilt shop.

The thing is.....I'm a homeschooler and I'm a matter what methods I use.

Now I'm a mom to a son that has diabetes. I will have to pick my "sides". I'll have to determine what "method" is best for my son. If my track record continues I'll be more eclectic in my approach. I'll use common sense where it's needed and do what is best for us, without any snobbery.....because we're all doing our best and what works best for us.

As for now.....I'm beginning to wish there wasn't so much information to weed through!!


Donna said...

Lynnea - There is A LOT of information out there. It's too bad you have to weed through so much. Just pray for guidance when it comes to this stuff. And trust that God is leading you in this journey - which I know you already do.

Brett said...

You nailed it. We often disagree with our current Endocrinologist. Talk to other folks with kids with diabetes, listen to yourself, listen to your doctor...but make your OWN opinions.

I don't know if you know golf, but there is this guy Jim Furyk who has a funky golf swing. (Seriously, as I type this I couldn't remember his name so I searched for 'funky golf swing' and his name came up!!!!!)

Anyways, he is always ranked in the top 5 in the world. But every golf pro would tell you he does it wrong. But it works for him.

You know your child like nobody else. Do what works best for you. Do not be afraid to try new things for a bit, but stick to your own guns.

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