Today's topic: "Admiring our Differences".
I think the purpose of this topic was to choose someone, who is different from you, that you have learned from and/or admire. I will do that, but first I want to talk about what automatically came to mind when I read the above prompt...
There has been a lot of talk lately about supporting each others differences. You can check out some of those post from Meri and Reyna.
As parents and PWD's, we have different approaches and point of views of how we choose to deal with Diabetes.
We are not clones of each other- because Diabetes can not be cloned.
I admit that I have read plenty of ideas that I thought were straight off the crazy truck or that I simply didn't agree with... but who am I to attack the idea. If it works... good for you.
On the other hand... I have tried things that made me grit my teeth and stay up all night, but they worked and have since become part of our D management.
At times, whether we agree with it or not, we need a different perspective to get us going. We can tweak it to fit. We can use it to create another approach. Or we can say... there is NO WAY on earth I'm trying that.
Either way, we should always respect the person delivering it. After all... we are a family of sorts.
Okay... back to the topic.
I haven't been "dipping" into the blogs of PWD's for very long. I admit that I lurk most of the time.
What I have found is that it helps knowing what possibilities Justin's future holds. It helps to get a perspective of how he might be feeling.
I LOVE knowing that, if he chooses, it is possible for him to find the same friendships and support with other PWD's that I have found with other parents.
I LOVE to watch the camaraderie between the PWD's on Twitter and I hope Justin chooses to find the same one day.
The friendships I have formed mean a great deal to me and I am a better D-mama for having them.
THANK YOU... to all D bloggers(Mamas, Dads, PWD's and spouses. Thank you for sharing all of your stories. From "Disco Boobs" to "The scariest night of my life"... Please know that there are people out there who are learning from your experience.