Monday, May 16, 2011

Keepin' it real, yo.

I've been reading blogs written by other moms of T1 kids. I have to do it in small doses though. I think that sometimes blogging can become an outlet for the depressing and negative.

I don't do negative.

Not that negative isn't there, but for me, generally speaking, it doesn't do me any good to rant and rave about how much I hate Diabetes. Or about how inconvenient it is. Or how unfair it is.

Because at the end of the rant, Diabetes is still there.

Still there...

Even after throwing a great big wall-eyed fit. (Yep, I've even tried that.)

But...a few weeks ago I came across a T1 mom blog post that shared a thought that I love.


Make friends with Diabetes. It is better to take a journey with
a friend than to carry the weight of an enemy.

Love, right?

It sounds so wise. It's my goal. This is the journey we've been given, we have to take it, it's not a choice. So why not choose to take it with a friend?


Misty said...

I love that too... it could stand true with any life long illness... Thanks for not doing depressing... sometimes I feel like it's the trendy thing to do.

valerie in TX said...

So true. Love.

Shelly@Sweet Journey said...

That is a good perspective.

Jules said...

we all cope very differently - ive had a really rough time lately with D and various other issues. my blog has been an outlet both sharing the positive and the negative things about living with a CWD.

Beta Bandit said...

Do friends amputate feet?
Cause comas?
Cause highs even when you do everything right?

If you don't have an outlet for your feelings then what do you have? A bottled up soul of frustration.

Yes, it's a good goal but is it realistic? Can you honestly say that 365 days a year, 24/7 you're going to always think of diabetes as a friend?

At what point does "being happy" about diabetes become a front for completely opposite feelings?

Sure... it's not good to be negative all the time either... but nobody volunteered to go on this journey, it was forced on us... how many people feel ecstatic about being forced to do something they never wanted to sign up for? Where are these people? Oh... that's right, they don't exist.

Jenni at talking hairdryer said...

Beta...I understand your point. It is hard and devastating and it SUCKS to live with diabetes.

But I also know that hating your circumstances does not change your circumstances. I'm trying to find a way to embrace diabetes, work with it, spend my energy building my daughter up in positive ways so she will have a full life in spite of it.

No I don't like that we have to live with it. I'm not happy about it 24/7/365. But at the end of the day, the way I feel about it doesn't matter. Diabetes didn't ask me how I felt about it.

I'm choosing to try to stay positive about the journey we've been given...for my sanity's sake...for my heart's sake...for my diagnosed daughter's sake, for her twin, that may/may not be asked to take this journey, sister's sake.

Amy said...

I really enjoy you perspective. I try to stay upbeat most of the time, but every once in a while I need to blow some steam to even out the pressure. Then I can move forward again!

Thanks for stopping by and saying 'hi'. I have your blog bookmarked and have enjoyed reading some of you previous posts.