*~When an objective is done, don't look back, look forward to your next objective!~*
Objective: Type 1 Diagnosis
Four years ago we received what could have been a final blow, the TKO, but instead it was an eye opener. We received a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes in our oldest son Clifford. Clifford was 6 at the time and we had no idea what a diagnosis of Type 1 meant to him, to our family, or to the world.
But this post isn't going to reminisce about the past, about the hurt, the fear, the sleepless nights, no this post is about looking forward to the next objective.
Objective: Another Healthy Year
Yes, we may have stumbled during these past few years, but we never once fell down! We've developed from the negatives, and persevered during the storm. With a disease like Type 1 diabetes, the unpredictability makes it impossible to live more than day to day. So the next objective of our life; another healthy year; we will live day to day. During this upcoming year, we will be teaching a now 10 year old more about accepting his disease, caring for his health, and learning to overcome the obstacle of letting his disease get in his way and hold him back.
He could very well use his disease as an excuse.
~*Excuses are the nails used to build the house of failure.*~
But instead he will learn to be "STRONGER" than his excuses and only stumble, but never fall. He will learn to live a healthy, full, successful life, diabetes or not!
*~Champions are made from something they have deep inside them; -- a desire, a dream , a vision*~
And Clifford is a champion that just so happens to have Diabetes!