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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