Thursday, October 3, 2013
Talking With Friends
I am a little surprised that we started out this year knowing a few people in our community that also lived with type 1 diabetes, but not that many.
I don't think I could have ever dreamed that in just a short time we would build such an amazing network of local families all now reaching out to one another for support.
I know that I have appreciated so much the support. Just knowing that others are out there that understand. Being a family living with T1D is 24/7/365. You have good days and you have bad days. Some days you feel in control. And sometimes you have days when you have no clue what is going on.
What I have learned is that what we feel is normal.
It is OK to be happy on good days.
It is OK to cry on bad days.
It is OK to lean on friends when you feel you have nothing left to give.
It is OK to ask for help.
It is OK to offer your support to others in need.
It is OK to not know.
It is OK to try and succeed - and celebrate those successes.
It is OK to try and fail - and try harder tomorrow.
It is OK to screw up sometimes.
It is OK to accept that you are doing your best.
We are not perfect, we do our best. But it helps to know we are not alone.