Friday, August 26, 2011
I know that there are a few things that you should NEVER bring up with your friends...Politics and Religion.
Well today I'm going to cover Religion,
I will save Politics for another day. lol
I know that religion is very personal and people are very, I would say "strong minded" when the topic comes up. So, all I ask is that when reading remember to breath, read the whole post and remember that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Thank you!
I belong to a wonderful group on facebook of Canadian parents whose children have type 1 diabetes. One day one of the parents asked the group WHAT DO YOU TELL YOUR CHILD WHEN THEY ASK YOU WHY GOD GAVE THEM DIABETES?
Cara does attend a Catholic school and who knows this may be a question that Cara comes to me with one day? I don't know....maybe?
Many parents told their child that God had chosen them because they were strong and brave and special. For some reason this facebook thread has been haunting me, it just won't leave my brain. I went over and over it again and again in my head mostly because I did not agree.
SO HERE IS MY THOUGHT...
God does not pick you, God is not sitting up on his pedestal looking down and spreading disease, handing out burdens for people to bare even if he thinks you are special enough to make it through this roller coaster of a journeys.
MY BELIEF IS:
SHIT...just like type 1 diabetes happens (I know not very religious). Unfortunately there is nothing that I or you could have done or can do to change this...SHIT just happens and sometimes it happens to sweet wonderful special people.
In my head God is busy, there is no time for him to find all the "special people" that can handle bad things happening in their lives. He has given us all he can, he watches and supports us by letting us know that he is always there to listen. BUT TO GIVE MY KID DIABETES...NO! I don't think so.
And if I was God I would be PISSED!! What the hell? I would not want people to think I do shit like that with my amazing powers over the world.
With that being said God does have a part to play in all of this. At that moment of complete disbelief, utter and pure shock and a shit-full of self-doubt that is when God/Faith/Spirituality finds you. That is when you know you will get through this because you are a strong, smart, amazingly wonderful and special human being.
It is because of these traits that God has given you that will get you through it, IT IS NOT the reason God has chosen you to have diabetes.
So my dear Cara ( I would say if she asked me the question) God did not give you diabetes, it unfortunately just happened. But know that because you are a strong, smart, amazingly wonderful and special human being, you my dear CAN DO THIS and we will get through this...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, You will get through this!!