Today's D-Blog Week topic was to write about AWESOME things that you've done BECAUSE of diabetes.
A very special gift that diabetes has given me over the years, is a determined spirit that is quite unstoppable. I am the type of person who is motivated by being told that I CAN'T do something. I'm a problem solver. I will get what I want, no matter how hard I have to work to find a way to get it.
Diabetes once said,
"You shouldn't have children."
Oh yeah? How about two? Cute ones at that.
"You can't go on foreign mission trips where there might be no refrigeration."
*Yawn* Been there, done that, Diabetes.
"You can't fast for 30 hours to raise money for hungry kids."
Hmm, funny... I just did that last weekend with about 17 amazing students in my youth group.
I credit Diabetes for being my motivator in many aspects of my life.
BECAUSE of diabetes I have also had the opportunity to make many friends in the diabetes online community. I am so grateful to share experiences with them. The DOC rocks and I'm honored to know some of the people in it!
Many of my friends at church and I also share a special bond too, through the likeness of our pancrei. (ya like that?)
So yes, diabetes sucks. Dur. (word of the day for me) It's all about perspective and I choose to not let it rob me of my joy, but to find contentment in the midst of a challenge. I hope you will choose joy too!