For the first time, Luke forgot he was diabetic. We were at Burger King, getting our lunch. He went to fill up his drink at the soda fountain. He placed his cup under the Hi-C Orange, his former drink of choice at most fast food restaurants.
“Wait! You can’t do that!” I said, laughing.
At first, he was confused. I could read his facial expression. “Why not?” Then, in the next second he remembered.
“Oh yeah! Yikes! That would have been bad.”
It was a bittersweet moment. Bitter because it was just one more reminder of the daily fight Luke has to endure with his having diabetes. Sweet because what used to be abnormal is finally becoming normal life. We still have a little work to do on remembering that he can’t drink sugary drinks anymore, though.