Monday, May 9, 2011

Diabetes Blog Week... Day one

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. 

Happy Monday!!

14 comments:

Amy said...

I just love that we all WILLINGLY open up are hearts and share our stoires. It takes an effort to hop on the computer to read from the DOC and then, for some of us, to write about our own lives with T1D. As long as we are here, we might as well play nice! It's in the rulebook, somwhere ;)

Love you, Lora!!!! Great post!

Reyna said...

Disco Boobs has me curious. I'll have to go check that out when I leave here. I too am a huge PWD Blogger fan. I love getting the ins and outs from their perspective. I hope that I can better parent Joe through learning from them.

GREAT POST. Support only, no judgement...same-same.

Jen said...

Well said Lora!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Could not agree more! :)

Disco boobs? Somehow I missed that one. I must go read now. You've piqued my curiosity!

Meri said...

We need to celebrate our differences. Before I began blogging I was so set in my ways...finding new ways to do things has been enlightening and humbling!

PWD Bloggers are such an inspiration!

Michelle said...

Completely agree! We're all in this together and are here to support one another, not break each other down. I love Kerri's blog (and a few other PWD blogs I've recently found)...really is nice to have a role-model of sorts with T1 for Charlotte to look to as she gets older! Love the DOC when we all "play nicely" together :) Great post!

connie said...

Great post Lora! I agree completely! The DOC is a blessing and there is so much in it that is positive and supportive...I like to hang on to that and keep it close :)

Amy Lederer said...

Love. Just Love.

Hallie said...

I think I'd rather have Disco Boobs than the scariest night of my life!! I so agree with you! You rock!

George said...

Great post and lurkers are always welcome!!

Misty said...

We really are lucky to have so many wonderful people sharing their experiences - whether its from T1s with diabetes or D'rents. I have learned so much from the DOC. And thank you, Lora, for sharing this journey with us. Love you!

Laura @ Houston We Have A Problem! said...

I love Lora the Lurker! I'm a lurker too!!! Great post, my friend!! Total greatness!

Sarah said...

It is amazing to me the plethora of knowledge I've gained from all you ladies and the willingness to want to admit how tough it all is, too. I love knowing you guys and being able to read your stories. For me having such a young child with diabetes and then reading about your older children gives me hope. Is that weird? I just read and feel thankful for all you're doing with each of your babes feeling like you're paving the way.

Karen G said...

Yay!! The thoughts you touched on at the beginning of your post were much of what I had in mind when I wrote this topic. I hoped the posts would bring us together and bond us even more - despite the differences.

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