Editor’s Note: This post of gratitude is dedicated to my niece, Courteney. You are so brave. I loved you from your first breath.
I held my baby niece close.
Her breath warm on my cheek.
She teetered, tottered.
But it grew dark one day.
Fighting for her life in hospital sheets.
Her life changed forever as a Diabetic at eight.
Now, she’s a beautiful 17 carrying an iPhone, going to dances and football games.
Grateful for each breath, she wrote a post on Facebook…
It’s Diabetes Awareness Month.
IT isn’t pink or sexy, it doesn’t involve boobs, football players, or cute shirts. It’s about being thankful that your loved one wakes up in the morning. It’s about 3A.M. blood checks, needles, low blood sugar, and the smell of insulin on your hands after changing the pumpsite or filling the syringe.
That’s A Diabetic’s Life.
Nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States have Diabetes. Visit American Diabetes Month to learn more about this deadly, life-altering disease.
*Kudos to Blogger Grass Oil by Molly Field who is hosting an extravaganza of 100-words of gratitude, including this post. So head on over to Molly’s place for some inspirational thoughts this Thanksgiving week.*Follow