Today's #HAWMC prompt is all about "Quotation Inspiration," asking bloggers to find a quote that inspires them (either positively or negatively) and free write about it for 15 minutes.
There are many quotes that speak to me, though perhaps none more so than one I've seen expressed time and time by members of the DOC.
This quote speaks to my soul. As the parent of a child with type 1 diabetes, strength is a requirement. Be it when worrying about his future; when adjusting basal rates and carb ratios; when desperately trying to understand why what worked yesterday doesn't work today; when functioning with little sleep because of nighttime lows; when advocating for my child; when waiting for bg levels to rise; when watching my son prick his finger...again; when wondering if he'll remember to check his bg at school; when inserting the 2 inch needle inside the cannula of his infusion sets, when thinking about the fact that an insulin pump, a machine, keeps him alive; when continuing to hope for a cure for my son and the thousands of other children and adults with type 1 diabetes.
As parents, and as human beings, we all have strength inside of us, whether we realize it or not. There are times in our life when being strong is simply not an option; it is a responsibility. And whether those moments are daily, or sporadically placed throughout our life, when we need to be strong, we come through.
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