This past weekend we attended our first JDRF Family Retreat. Lynda’s parents came up from Joplin and stayed with the twins while Lynda and I took Aubrey and Colin to the St Louis Millennium Hotel for 24 hours of fun.
Aubrey and Colin went to the children’s activities while Lynda and I attended the parent sessions discussing various topics related to diabetes and diabetes research. Their weekend was filled with fun times: laughter, face painting, magicians, jugglers, pool time. And we received the encouragement of conversations with other parents who are walking in our shoes. I learned a ton…and really see hope for Aubrey as they continue to learn more about this disease and get closer to a cure.
With this being relatively new for us (just since November), we weren’t very familiar with JDRF. But coming away from this weekend, I believe in the work of JDRF and will look for various ways to support and promote this very important organization. I love that they did this for us as a family…the kids are already talking about going back next year.
Visit the JDRF website to learn how you can support the cure for Type 1 Diabetes.