Today’s Prompt: Pick a type of blogger who is different from you and tell us why they inspire you – why you admire them – why it’s great that we are all the same but different!!

I LOVE reading other Dblogs.  It’s kind of a problem.  Any break in my day will find me sitting in some corner, phone in hand, Google Reader open.  I find it hard to keep up some days, which is a great problem to have!

I have learned a lot from my fellow D-bloggers.  But I feel like I have learned the most from the parents of children with diabetes out there.  Especially the D-mama bloggers.

My mom did most of my D care when I was a kid.  I’ve already written about my amazing mother here and here.  I know that my diabetes was emotionally and physically taxing for her.  It had to have been.  But she never let me see any of that.

Only now am I beginning to appreciate all the sacrifices she made for me over the years.  Through reading blogs by some of the awesome D-mamas (and a few D-poppas) out there, I am starting to see things she hid so well.  The fear.  The exhaustion.  The physical and emotional tolls of caring for a diabetic child.  

But these blogs also tells stories of triumph.  Of joy.  Of hope.  I treasure all these stories from the D-mamas.  Because of these stories, I’ve started talking more with my mom about what it was like for her.  

So to all the D-mamas and poppas out there: YOU.  ARE.  AMAZING.  You CWD is so blessed to have you.  Someday, they will be able to look back and say thank you.  I am thanking you now, for sharing your stories, the good, the bad, and the ugly.  You make me laugh and cry, sometimes in the same post.