By Jennifer Runyon
First, let me say that my blood sugars have been awesome lately! This is after weeks of diabetes kicking my butt. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve definitely had my highs and lows but more often than not when I check, it’s right where it needs to be and that is an amazing feeling! Especially since I don’t have time for blood sugar problems! You see in addition to the usual spring events, we’re getting ready to celebrate Jackson’s 9th birthday. That’s right, my baby boy will be 9 Saturday.
Words can not describe how grateful I am to the lady who allowed me to be here for this birthday in addition to all the others. You see, a few days before his third birthday, I was driving in an unfamiliar area. I got lost (no surprise there) so I called Justin. He immediately asked if I were low. I didn’t feel low so I said no. He could tell that I was so he continued to try to convince me. I continued to disagree.
And then a woman pulled up and asked me to pull into the Speedway up ahead. I thought there’s absolutely no way I’m pulling in here with this crazy woman, but Justin begged me to.
When I pulled in, the lady asked if I had been drinking or doing drugs and said that I had almost crashed three times. I knew then that Justin was right; I was low. A blood sugar check confirmed it. This sweet lady and her teenage son went into the store and got orange juice and candy. They then sat with me until my mother-in-law arrived.
I just kept thanking her and thinking that Jackson’s birthday could have been a whole lot different.
Words can not express how grateful I am that I will be at there to cut the cake and help the boys prepare for their laser tag battles; or that I was able to see him jump up and down after he hit a triple in last night’s ball game, or that I was able to give him some last minute test advice on his way out the door this morning, or that I’m able to witness the millions of other moments that happen every single day. I made a promise that I would write about her kindness every year as his birthday approaches. I hope this serves as a reminder to keep an eye out for each other. You may just be someone’s guardian angel.