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.