I have also over-used the word ‘Stolen’ over the last few days because it’s the perfect word for what has been done to our lives and in various aspects of our lives.
I’m sorry if I’ve completely depressed you using that word. I mean who the heck needs THAT as a reminder. But today I hope to wrap it all up together by reminding you of a very simple fact. We all have had these things stolen and when we started, we all had much softer hearts. ALL OF US.
We can talk about how many people, both kids and adults, have survived this ordeal as well. Whether we have been left ‘coping’ with life because a child was lost, or have completely dominated life overcoming obstacles. Look around you. Someone is in a place now that YOU WANT TO BE IN and got there by undergoing incredible ‘stolen’ aspects.
My point: YOU ARE NOT ALONE. You can realize that these things have all been stolen from you and call it a day; or you can look to someone (and believe me, they are out there) who has been faced with the same circumstances and find out how they got through it.
The most incredible thing about this community is that we are VERY quick to jump in and help when needed. Advice, supplies, money, time,…..you name it and the diabetes community will help. I have seen it countless times in my 23 years of being part of this exclusive club.
So if my ‘stolen’ writings over the last few days have made you sad, or had you reflecting in sorrowful way…….realize what it is you are going through.
Now start the steps to healing and moving on. Because the truth is, on this earth, there will come a time when all of us will have their time come due, and it will all be over.
This is an INCREDIBLE world, with incredible people, doing incredible things. SO many of us have been where you are; as parents or as people with diabetes. Ever ask yourself, “How could ‘so-and-so’ be so dang happy with all of the hardship they have had in their lives. They are happy because they went out and ‘found’ happy and did not wait for happy to come to them. They went out and found a way to cope, and to move forward.
It will feel robotic at first, but that is to be expected. But we each hold the power to get through this in the manner in which we do. When our first child was diagnosed, I thought it was the end of the world as I knew it. I made a promise to her in the hospital which I have kept to this day. When my second child became diagnosed, I thought it cruel and inhumane treatment to be asked to go through it again.
But we had choices.
And it is here where you can pull ahead. Education is the equalizer. The more you know, the more you can deal. The best landings of an airplane are made in the approach. This is not different and that approach comes down to our attitude.
I leave you with this……..if diabetes has ‘stolen’ something from you…….go…….and steal it right back. We have all been there……and have done it……..SO. CAN. YOU.
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