Our long story shortened...

20 years of being in love

14 years of marital bliss

5 years of infertility

9 months of a high risk pregnancy

2 perfect boys (at the same time)

1 heart failure

1 type 1 diabetes diagnosis

1 happy life

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I am a stay at home mom who is raising twins. One of my guys has type 1 diabetes and one does not. I am writing this blog to unite type 1 parents or twin parents. Comment on my posts or in the "what's your high?" and "what's your low?" to join the community of parents just trying to do the best we can!

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To all my D mommies, you amaze me!

 I am sending this out because it touched my heart. I am also sending it out to all my other T1 Diabetes mommies out there too! Hope the night check goes well tonight;)! 

by Erma Bombeck

Most women become mothers by accident, some by choice, a few by social pressures and a couple by habit. Did you ever wonder how mothers of children with diabetes are chosen? Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger. 
"Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint Matthew." 

"Forrest, Marjorie, daughter, Patron Saint Cecilia." 

"Rutledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint Gerard. He's used to profanity." 

Finally, He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a child with diabetes." The angel is curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy." 

"Exactly", smiles God. "Could I give child with diabetes to a mother who does not know laughter? That would be cruel". 

"But has she the patience?" asks the angel. 

"I don't want her to have too much patience, or she will drown in a sea of self-pity and despair. Once the shock and resentment wear off, she'll handle it. I watched her today. She has that feeling of self and independence that is so rare and so necessary in a mother. You see, the child I am going to give her has her own world. She has to make it live in her world and that's not going to be easy." 

"But, Lord, I don't think she even believes in you." 

God smiles. "No matter. I can fix that. This one is perfect. She has just enough selfishness." 

The angel gasps. "Selfishness? Is that a virtue?" 

God nods. "If she cannot separate herself from the child occasionally, she will never survive. Yes, here is a woman whom I will bless with less than perfect." 

"She does not realize it yet, but she is to be envied. I will permit her to see clearly the things I see .... ignorance, cruelty, prejudice ... and allow her to rise above them. She will never be alone. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work as surely as if she is here by my side." 

"And what about her patron saint?" asks the angel, his pen poised in mid air. God smiles. "A mirror will suffice."


Kristina Dooley said...

Love this, Shari! Thank you for posting:) Sometimes we do wonder "why us?" and this explanation is awesome. I truly believe God gives challenges to those who can handle them and T1D is one of those challenges.

I have 2-year-old triplets and one of them, Isabella, was diagnosed in August 2012. It's been a rough road but, honestly, we're doing great so far:)

Here's a link to our Isa's FB page if you'd like to read more about her story: www.facebook.com/InspiredbyIsabella

Thanks for your inspiring posts!

Tonya said...

Wow, Shari. Thank you. I needed to read this today. I am so happy to have found your blog, after Tom Karlya mentioned it on fb. I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

April J. said...

So glad I stumbled on your blog. I always say I prayed for patience and got a child with diabetes. This proves it! Although it wasn't to cure me of impatience, but to prove I should have some! haha!