It is time for the annual JDRF Ron Sanot walk on Sunday, October 2nd this year. We hope each of you can join us! You may actively become a part of our team by registering on the JDRF Walk Website under Team Ostric and walk with us or you may donate money to our team on this website, we also welcome both!!
We are branching out to unexplored territory...Grace & Charlotte are growing up! Thank God Lucy will keep them young for a few more days, as this world of popular music, technology, and marketing would like them to be and remain 13 for as long as possible. Grace started at a new school. Pleasant Ridge happens to be where both her mother and father went. The school offers more independence to its students, and Grace is ready for it. I think the transition has aged her immeasurable. Her diabetes self care has improved as well. The principle there has a special experience with diabetics, as his father was a very well respected endocrinologist who was very active with the ADA and the diabetes camps. So we are not short of support there. Grace loves her teacher but only wishes she was present in class more often. (Her teacher recently had spine surgery and then got a tummy bug the second week of school.) Kudos to her for hanging in there. She is reading Book 5 of the Harry Potter series, and I cannot stop her! She will read on!
Charlotte continues to bless us with her abundant spirit, humor and insight beyond her years! She loves her new sister Lucy. And she is currently focused on developing new characters for her~potential Halloween costume ideas! The newest is ?Secret Agent Lucy?. Lucy dresses in a beige trench coat with a belt around with shoes solving the mysteries of all the 14 month olds. Charlotte greets Lucy with such a smile each morning, changes her diaper; she puts her in her highchair and gives her some cheerios. What a big help she is! She had a great time up at Big Star Lake this summer with her grandparents, cousins, and aunts and uncles. She loves the campfires, tubing, boating and swimming to the raft~her personal favorite. I still occasionally turn on my old radio station, 93.1FM. Rarely now do I know who is singing or what the group is called, but now, feintly, in the background I hear ?oh, I love this song, mom, its Jack Johnson, I love him.? I can say fairly confidently that Charlotte will be a teenager before she is 13! But she still thankfully loves playing with her sister?s baby toys and cries off and on the first 2 weeks of school. Her family is still her favorite group to be with (she tells us this, that?s how we know)...Andrei and I will take that as long as we can!
Lucy just learned to walk! Last weekend she proudly took her first steps. She sings 'twinkle twinkle little star', and 'row, row, row your boat'. She loves to eat and take naps and soon, I think, she will be conversational.
As far a diabetes goes, things are easier for us parents. We still have major concerns and worries when the girls are not with us, but we are reassured they know their bodies well, have a good nutritional status, and are in a safe, comfortable, supportive schools.
We have made some discoveries in the world of nutrition though. I will defer this to Andrei, as he has done most of this research. Suffice to say that it is really unbelivable news, if all he is reading is true. The source is reputable so please ask!
Any support you can afford to give is greatly appreciated by us and many facing the challenges we face, as most families don?t have 2 MD?s in their household. We will continue to walk each year so we will catch you next year if not this year.
Thank you for your time!
Shelley Ostric, of Team Ostric, Andrei, Grace, Charlotte & Lucy
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