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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Would You Have Noticed?


Notice anything unusual in the photo above? Anything stand out?
Just in case you live in a different area and are wondering what you're looking at, I'll explain. The photo was taken in a commercial parking lot. It shows curbing and small rock ground cover (a.k.a. "landscaping" in this area). 
Nothing too spectacular, huh?
Look closer. I'll make "it" more obvious for you.




See that blue line? Can you tell what it is?



The other day, we'd gone out to lunch. Afterward, in the parking lot, as we were walking back to our car, Gregg suddenly called out, "Hey, look at this!"
"That's a test strip!" Jack exclaimed with excitement.
Yes, indeed, it was a One Touch Ultra test strip.
From the average adult's height, it was hard to see. Most people wouldn't have noticed, and even if they had, they would've kept on walking. Not my family. That blue beauty momentarily halted us.
Somehow, seeing a lone, used test strip laying on the ground made us feel connected. It was a reminder that we’re not alone in this journey.

9 comments:

Jules said...

Its amazing how something you would step over as insignificant at one point, now becomes 'larger' than life. Those pesky strips. My husband turned over in bed last night and I noticed he had a stray strip stuck to his shoulder!

Alexis Nicole said...

That always amazes me. I always wonder their story.

Reyna said...

WOW, that is kind of cool. I haven't found anyone elses test strips before...I find Joe's EVERYWHERE.

P.S. Love the "landscaping" ... isn't it called "zero-scaping"...it reminds me of home - NM.

Wendy said...

I saw it!

Like Alexis, I always wonder what the story is whenever I see signs of D while we're out and about.

It's like I want to leave a note that says something like "If you come back to get this, please know you aren't alone. God bless."

embracediabetes said...

I know my Ryan would have noticed, but his would have been a Freestyle strip! LOL. It's amazing the little things in life we find amid the "rocky road" of d-life that makes us smile . . . more amazing is what makes our kiddos smile. Love it!

Misty said...

Funny how that feeling of "SAME" takes over in a situation like this. I instantly thought the same thing as the others...I wondered about their story.

Lorraine of "This is Caleb..." said...

That's neat. I think I would have. I hope I would have. :)

Alissa @ Juvenile Diabetes said...

that's a really special moment - it's cool to realise you aren't the only one!

Sarah said...

it's an odd game my husband and I play - spot the test strips - but really they're everywhere...we've seen them at the zoo, the bast of the space needle, top of Whistler Mt...so many funky spots and it always makes us laugh :)