This was our first Easter since diagnosis. I’m sure I’ve said it before, but Luke has never really been much of a candy guy. He will eat it every once in awhile, but never really a ton of it, especially candy of the chocolate kind. This made Easter basket shopping a little easier.
Now, before I go on, I realize that our motto is he can eat whatever he wants. And I still stand by that. However, there are limits to some of the things he can eat and when- just like before he was diagnosed. For example, as he was getting ready for bed last night I noticed he was eating jelly beans. When I asked him why, he said it was his bedtime snack. Ummmm… sorry, babe. Jelly beans do not, nor did they EVER, qualify for a bedtime snack. “Well, what if I eat protein with them?” Ha ha… sorry, still no.
And, just like before diagnosis, we try to do things other than only candy for his Easter basket, as well. One year, we took a Lego set and put it in plastic Easter eggs. We hid the eggs around the house and he found them. In the end, he had all the pieces (luckily) to a Lego set.
So, what did our T1’s Easter basket look like this year? Take a look…
This year he received a little more than usual from the Easter Bunny. That happened because I spread out my shopping over several Saturday trips for groceries. I kind of forgot about everything I bought. Oops. I raided the clearance aisle and grabbed some Yoobi pens and pencils at Target. I also threw in a mini sketch notebook and some index cards. (Luke likes to make up strategy games and uses index cards to make the cards for his characters.) The basket also included some glow-in-the-dark Thinking Putty and some Minecraft minifigures. As far as food goes, he has beef jerky, turkey sticks, Pringles, Cadbury creme eggs, Cadbury mini eggs, and Reece’s white chocolate peanut butter eggs.
As I was getting ready for church I hear his pump beeping like a bolus is being entered. “What are you eating for breakfast, Luke?”
“Oh, just my Cadbury mini eggs.”
I let that one slide. It is Easter, after all.
The Grandmas did a great job with his Easter goodies, as well. They both included candy & non-candy items in his basket. He is one lucky kiddo to have so many people looking out for him!
We hope you have a very happy Easter! And above and beyond all of the candy and bunnies, we’re thankful that God sent His Son for our sin, so that we can have eternal life through Him.
Isaiah 53:2-6 from The Message
“The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
on him, on him.“