There are so many roads that I have traveled in this diabetes journey. As I reach various milestones in my life I always try to take the time, even for just a moment, to reflect about those who are not so fortunate.
The reason I bring this up is because sometimes we feel the need to grip about things. When I start to do that I just imagine some people reading or hearing such gripes and saying, “really?” “I mean REALLY?”
The fact that one of my kids complained about me being too much like the diabetes police.
How many have lost a child that would love to hear those words of griping once again.
The fact that an event takes place and I get pissy because my kids may be a bit high or low and need to be treated at a particular moment.
How many events have I had in my life that so many would just want the opportunity to get angry at those moments as I do; but they cannot because that battle is lost.
The fact that I’m moaning because I’m tired because I was up all night, or even up once to check a blood sugar.
How many who have lost a child still get up in the middle of the night only to realize there is no need.
The point is simple; we will always complain and feel the pain of living with diabetes every day but we should always and in all ways remember this important crucial fact; our children are LIVING with diabetes.
Always remember that others are not so fortunate.
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