Monday, February 14, 2011

Shout-Out to Anthon

See that guy right there?? The one enjoying a special Valentine's Dinner made just for him?? Well, I've been feeling especially proud of this guy lately, so I decided to dedicate an entire post to him! Why am I so proud? Let me tell you some of the reasons:
1- He's conquering his school & work- both FULL time- like a champion! He works all day, goes to school all night, & is still the fun loving, light hearted, playful man I've always known! He's not just handling all the extra stress well, he's excelling- he got straight A's last semester & is on the same track this semester & he's one of the best employees at work (he wins every competition they have)... I guess OCD does come in handy sometimes ;)! But seriously, to me, that's a really big accomplishment !
2- He had his quarterly diabetes check up today & his A1C (a test that shows what his average blood sugar levels are over an extended time period) was the lowest it's been since he was diagnosed- it was 7.3, the lowest it's been in 14 YEARS (it's usually been around a 9 or 10)!!! & his endocrinologist is now trying to get him approved for an insulin pump... if all goes well, he could be shot FREE in the next week or 2!!! This is a MAJOR step for him, & I'm SO proud!!
3- He remembers what's most important in life and prioritizes accordingly. He's busier than he's ever been in all the years we've been together (with work, school, church callings, helping coach wrestling, and taking the time to take care of himself) yet I don't really feel like Roman & I are deprived of quality time with him. He always takes time to play with Roman, to help me around the house, to show up at Dr. appointments for me & Roman, or just to do little things like hug us & tell us he loves us. I don't know how he balances everything so perfectly, but I'm grateful he does!
Anthon, I love you!! Congrats on all you're accomplishing, babe!

7 comments:

*Katie May* said...

Way to go Anthon!! What is going to school for?

Anthon and Ashleigh Perkins said...

He wants to become a nurse anesthetist

MSorenson said...

Good job Anthon! Woo hoo for a possible pump in the future, that is awesome.

Garet and Shauna Flake said...

good for you brother!!! glad ya get the pump!

Corinne and Justin said...

Nice job Anthon!! and that is awesome he gets the pump!

Lydia said...

I love the way you two are together! Keep that love! Way to go Anthon, I'm proud of you!

Lydia said...

I love the way you two are together! Keep that love! Way to go Anthon, I'm proud of you!