I read something today that made my heart skip a little bit and it is worth mentioning. It is worth us to take the time to remember. It is worth it to take the time to say; hey….I KNOW EXACTLY what you’re going through with diabetes………but I have no idea what it is like while your partner serves our country.
Those who know me, know how proud I am of those who serve. In our military abroad and in our emergency services at home. But today I was reminded that there are a good deal of parents who handle the diabetes in their household while their husband or wife is serving in the military.
Makes you stop for a second doesn’t it. A bad day? A tough time? Now think what it is like while waiting to hear from overseas that a loved one is safe. Imagine? I cannot.
I have never once seen a post from a military spouse complaining; why is that? Never once have I seen a ‘poor me’ post. I have seen posts of thanks for being supportive but not one that says “I am really getting a raw deal.”
So to all those who have graciously shared their spouse for the welfare of this great country of ours, may I just say ‘THANK YOU”. And for those who ever need help while their wife or husband is serving abroad…….this diabetes online community stands ready at any time to help you should you need it; just ask. I promise you, we will help.
We are humbled by your drive to keep things balanced until your loved one returns. May you be blessed with a peaceful heart (and fairly normal blood sugars) more times than not.
Again, THANK YOU.
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One thought on “Think You Have it Tough????….Diabetes at Home; Spouse Serving in the MIlitary….Better Think Again!”
As a mom, wife and military spouse, I’ve been there. My husband was deployed the year our oldest(at the time not Dx) left for college all the way in CA (we lived in VA) our middle son was 8 (not Dx at the time) and our youngest was 6(Dx 4.5 yrs at the time). As a military spouse, you know that deployment is a possibility. While they have their mission, you are given yours. We wives, many times left at home, know that in order for our spouse to do his mission, you have no choice but to do yours. Ensuring your husband knows that YOU can handle your mission is the BEST WAY for your husband to keep his focus down range and make it home to you safely. I love my military family. Military spouses are the toughest breed of people! Complaining about OUR mission helps no one. Soldier on wives!!!