Monday, July 17, 2006
Lifestyle Changes Vs. Management
Many times I've had to stop and remind myself that my son is a child first and foremost. And that diabetes WILL NOT rob him of that.
I think that embracing the "management" mindset exclusively would certainly do just that.
Thus, balance is key.
Reading this post reminded me of something that happened just last week.
It was the middle of my son's baseball game, when the skys opened up and we were caught in a torrential downpour. Everyone fled the field and made for a covered area in front of the concession stand. While we all huddled together, waiting out the storm, my son noticed the lone figure of a teammate running around in the rain, laughing and getting completely drenched.
When Joseph asked if he could join him, I thought:
We just reconnected his pump, it's waterproof, but it's in a leather case and we haven't checked his blood sugar in a while, and--
But then I stopped.
"Go for it," I said with a smile.
And when my son galloped across that wet field, spread his arms wide, bent back and got soaked to the skin, I saw pure joy.
Yes, as Lydia says, "living life is the best revenge."