It’s a life or death matter for me
I can’t ignore it or pretend that it doesn’t exist
It’s not my fault
It wasn’t my choice
It wasn’t something I could prevent
It’s not something I can change
It could’ve destroyed me
And broken me
Instead it’s made me stronger
It’s pushed me to be an overcomer
I will not let it limit me
I will not let it destroy me
I will fight it and beat it
In the end I think it saved me
It changed me
It is part of me
It took something away from me
But has given me so much
It’s part of my story
Part of my journey
Keeps me relying on God
Trusting him when I don’t understand
Believing in his plan
Knowing that there is a reason
That there is a purpose
I will not lose focus
This one is about my battle with Type 1 Diabetes. It’s something that I have been battling since I was 16. It’s been almost 12 years now since I was diagnosed. It’s been a journey and I haven’t always done the best at taking care of it.
I haven’t told many people about it because I was ashamed and didn’t want to deal with the misconceptions about it. I’m wanting to change my attitude toward it and other people’s understanding about it.
It’s a daily challenge that I have to deal with. It is a chronic condition that isn’t going away anytime soon. I want to be open about what I’m battling. For those of you that have been reading my blog. It’s a deep ouchie of mine that I thought I was dealing with fairly well. Until I realized that I was keeping my struggle with it to myself.
There is such a great world of support out there. There are so many communities and so many support groups. There are so many people who are living with it. And there are so many people who need encouragement from others who are living with it. I need encouragement from others who are living with it.
I need help with not ignoring it. I need encouragement that it should not limit me. Instead it helps to provide a platform and open conversations. So those of you that do have it, thank you for being a support and for understanding. For those of you that don’t have it and don’t understand, take some time to educate yourself and learn what it is and how it actually affects someone.
Hope you all have a wonderful night!