Bitter~Sweet D Blog Week, day 5: Awesome Things:
What awesome thing have you (or your child) done BECAUSE of diabetes?
Ummmmmmm...let me think about this one for a while...
What positive thing....
ahhhh something good about diabetes,errrrrr???
There has to be s.o..m.e..t..h.i..n.g.?!?!
RIGHT, GOT IT!!
Well your looking at it :)
It's this blog and YOU!! First there is NO way in hell I would ever have the courage to just one day wake up and start a blog if T1 did not force me to find some support and sense in this world. Begin someone who has dyslexia blogging, writing, reading and getting my point across does not come easy...so blogging was a huge jump for me. But because of diabetes I needed it more then the embarrassment of spelling a word wrong or subbing the totally wrong word for what I'm trying to say (spell check can only help soooo much:) I'm very proud of myself for blogging!
If type 1 diabetes did not bash it's way into our lives 2 years ago I would have NEVER even know any of you existed. Is that not crazy, can you even imagine life without me and The We CARA Lot Blog?!?! Mind blowing isn't it! and I could not think about our lives without all of you in it.
you are there to celebrate our triumphs
you are there when I need a shoulder to cry on
you make me laugh
and we have cried
you help me when I'm stumped
and you lifted me up when I'm down
With out you in our lives I would be LOST! you are what is awesome about type 1 diabetes.
For Cara I think the one positive thing that has come out of T1 is the attention she gets. Before her diagnoses Cara was what you would call lost in our family. Kailyn was the oldest, Connor was my only boy (until Cody came along 7 years later) Kylie is the type of kid that can walk in a room and the whole room turn's in amazement of her red hair and crazy blue eyes and Kirstin, well Kirstin was the most adorable baby EVER. Cara was shy and lost in a sea of siblings. Diabetes has given her the attention that this little fire cracker needed and deserved without the shitty disease!!
Oh, and a really awesome thing that I'm quiet proud of and of course I did not do it on my own but with a wonderful, passionate group of parents in our area was getting a great policy but in place in our school system for our children with type 1 diabetes. This policy was just finalized and passed last week and actually the school board decided to create a policy for all children with chronic diseases not just type 1 diabetes.
That was pretty cool!! frustrating at times, time consuming but I did get to use my bitchiness to good use and now our kids are just a little bit more safe when in our school system.
Now if we could only get something province wide...that would be beyond awesome!!
Diabetes In Ontario Schools
Oh and I hope my 10 things I hate about you post if found because I had NO problem writing that post!! Please blogger find my DAMN POST!! PLEASE!!