Olympic parents. Specifically Olympic moms. Ever see them in the stands? Close-up, upon close-up, of the moms who know everything their child sacrificed and diligently worked at to be in the Olympics. Proctor and Gamble even did a commercial about Olympic moms.
Yeah, so what.
Actually I don’t mean to belittle those moms and in fact I have great respect for them, But I also am very aware of a different kind of mom. Moms who go through life with the same hope, the same expectancy, the same anxiety, the same disappointment, the same joy, and the same drive for gold…….but there is no camera showing a national audience the faces of these moms…..in fact there is not even a gold medal awaiting their child…….nit even a bronze….because these moms are dealing with diabetes in the privacy of their own lives, and not in a national spotlight whatsoever.
But make no mistake about it……those facial expressions that you see on TV with those Olympic moms are just as present on these special moms, and are there every day because moms of kids with diabetes are just as diligent, just as involved, just as hoping-for-the-best as any mom of any athlete competing in Rio.
And that’s you (yes, I know—-there are dads too). So to all of those kids out there living with diabetes, this is to your moms who help their kids strive for gold every day in their own lives. The gold of getting EVERYTHING life has to offer. Moms do that. Your mom does that. So moms, Imagine your picture within the rings of the picture I included, these are but a handful of moms; but we know that you could fill the entire city of Rio, if you wanted. Without fanfare, without spotlights, without commercials about what you do…..but just because you are you……you are, indeed, gold.
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Rick Phillips says:
I agree with you 100%. moms in particular, but parents in general of type 1’s are our true superheroes
I referred your blog to the TUDiabetes.org blog page for the week of August 8, 2016.
As always, thank you for your words and sharing.