It is a horrible thing to recognize, or celebrate, don’t you think?
Well in truth, I don’t.
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.”
We had no control about diabetes coming into our household; times two. And once it got here, we had a decision to make. Ours was to do all we could to ‘own it’. It still will do its very best to kick out butt up and down the highway but for all we are able; it was our goal to ‘own it’.
So when a diaversary comes around we choose to celebrate. Celebrate diabetes? Absolutely not!!!!!
Choose to celebrate another year that we (and especially our kids who live with it daily) have lived life to the fullest. We have encouraged our kids to reach for things that others might say they cannot. We have encouraged them to let diabetes stop them from nothing. We love that they thrive in the work place and are in search of their ambitions and goals.
Do they have times that suck, really suck? Yes. And so do those that do not have diabetes. Everybody has something in this world and it is called, ‘life’. Some have it worse, some have it better. Some have it harder and some have it easier. Positive attitude is a huge player in dealing with diabetes. When I see my daughter or son meeting friends, going out, being recognized at work I simply say to myself; “TAKE THAT DIABETES”. And if diabetes is ruling your life, figure out how to change the tide. Start steps today.
It is for all the LIVING that one should recognize a ‘diaversary’. Diabetes has taken residence in our house twice; but being here, is not ruling here. And on that point I am certain. So when a diaversary date arrives, and your child is living it to the fullest, you bet your butt it should be recognized.
Take that diabetes, indeed.
I am a diabetes dad.
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