NaBloPoMo... day 5
Today's prompt from NaBloPoMo is "Are you scared of being in open water?" I figured I would take a "dive" at this one.
My kids love to swim out to the sandbar when we go to the beach. Probably because my hubby told them you can find starfish out there(when will he ever learn?). We haven't found any starfish yet. But since I won't allow my kids to swim out there alone... I get to hang out on the sandbar too.
On the way to the sandbar the water gets deep. You can't touch and you can't see. You kind of swim blindly until all of a sudden you hit the sandbar and you can stand. As a kid, I never thought about that part. I just swam with no cares because that's where my friends were.
Now... that is all I think about.
Now... I have two kids swimming along side me and I can't touch or see.
Kinda like taking care of diabetes.
Dealing with diabetes feels a lot like swimming in open water. Some days you can't see the land. Some days the waves crash into you and force you under. And some days... the seas are calm.
As the mom of a type one, any direction I choose to swim can take me under. But the worst part... It won't take me down alone.
So I guess if I am answering honestly... I am scared of being in open water.