Monday, May 9, 2011
Today is the first day of the 2nd Annual Diabetes Blog Week and I'm already behind the 8 ball on this one!! I opened up my blogger dashboard and I saw Everyone's posts up and ready to be read.
Man, what it would be like to be organized!
Thanks to Karen at Bitter~Sweet for allowing us the chance to come together once again for a week of blogging about the same topics with all difference perspectives. The DOC is not just made up of people who have diabetes, it thankfully includes mom's (me) and dad's who's children have diabetes, it includes spouses of people with diabetes, it includes parent who have diabetes who have children with diabetes who have spouses with diabetes. It includes all types of diabetes and all combination that can be affected by diabetes.
Did you get that? Ya me either and if I did happened to miss you, I apologize!!
Today's topic is on Admiring Our Differences:
As we grow we are told by almost everyone that if we were all the same the world would be a boring place. However as we get older sometimes our differences cause us to become critical and defensive to each other. So today it is refreshing to be admiring our differences!
I, a mother of a child with type 1 diabetes and am so thankful to have found such a strong, out going, proud and all together diabetes ass kicking group of PWD (people with diabetes) to follow here in blog-ville.
With every post they give me hope for Cara's future that one day she will be just like them, standing up against stereo types and living her life to the fullest... not letting T1 stand in her way.
One day she will be an amazing athlete because you have shown me it is possible. One day she can become a mother because you have so graciously allowed me into your world. One day she will stand up in front of very important people in hopes to make a difference for people with type 1 diabetes everywhere because you have lead the way. One day she will make friends with people she has never met before because she knows the love and support that I get from the DOC. One day she will be an independent and strong person with type 1 diabetes because you have shown me it is o.k. to let go a little at a time. You have taught me to understand that there is no end to what this kid can do with or without type 1 diabetes and I thank you for that.
With every post you give me insight to a part of type 1 that I would never be able to understand without you.
With every post I learn and grow and you make me a better parent to a child with type 1 diabetes.
You have made me laugh and you have caused a few tears but the thing that never changes, when you are hurting no matter if your older or the same age as me I look at you as a child with type 1. All I want to do at that very second is throw my arms around you and protect you as every mother does when their child is hurting.
To all the PWD thank you for blogging and sharing because I need your perspective and your differences...