During the Summer holidays, we went on the best family holiday ever. We went on a cruise to Moreton Island. The cruise was run by the Danii Foundation and it was an Type 1 diabetes educational cruise. Here is the promotional video from it:
It was the best 5 days of my life as a diabetes mum. I meet other families that know exactly what it is like to have children suffering from this disease. I made a lot of friends and came away refreshed and invigorated to help my children even more. They also seemed to enjoy it and get a lot out of it. It was great to have something positive to do because of their diabetes. I think before the cruise, I was really feeling burnt out from the constant care and never having a break.
Since the cruise, I am trying to be a bit more ordered in looking after our children. I have focused on making everything routine. I am getting there and I have seen an improvement in my teenagers in looking after themselves.
If you are a family in Australia with type one children or are a type one adult, I highly recommend going on this cruise. They happen yearly. Next year, the cruise is not till September/October 2017. This is just before Tom has his year 12 exams so we are not sure if we will go yet but if we can. we will.
Tom, Chris and Joe exploring the boat before we left Circular Quay.
Amelia and I.
Amelia and Steve
Joseph had his face painted on the first day while Steve and I were in conferences.
Chris did too.
Tom, Amelia, Chris Joe and I.