Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In Open Water...

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.

Swimming blind.

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. 

7 comments:

Amy said...

Didn't know you could get NaBloPoMo prompts!!! Do only the cool kids get them or can I, too?

Love this analogy, lovely Lora. Veeeeerrrryyyy nice post

Meri said...

I with you 100%. Wouldn't it be nice if our view was always clear. Our path always known?

Yup. It would be so nice!

NikDuck said...

Great analogy, reminds me of Meri's post that diabetes is a sailboat! Hoping you have smooth seas today!

Heather said...

I agree with Meri, 100% with you here. I really wish it was always smooth sailing with diabetes, but it isn't.

Hallie said...

It would be so much easier of we could see the bottom. Some nice crystal clear water... A glass bottom boat... Nope. We get the broken down dingy that is missing an oar! It scares me too. I just try not to think too much about what's in there. And I'm so glad for all the other boats there with me!

Nicole said...

WOW, my heart just dropped when I read the end of your post "But the worst part...it won't take you down alone". So true...BOY the reality of D!!

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

The good news is ---- we are swimming along side you all of the way!

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