Tuesday, November 20, 2018

This is what I know....
Today is World Diabetes Day. But, it is also the day Hudson was diagnosed- four years ago. It is a little shocking to see that written down. It feels like yesterday and a million years ago all at once. A diagnosis like this rocks you to your very core. And then you have a choice - it can break you or it can make you stronger. We chose to let it make us stronger. We vowed that day not to let Type One stop Hudson or us. And I feel like we have delivered on that promise. Hudson is a totally normal, awesome kid who also happens to have diabetes...
I am not trying to sugar coat it (see what I did there?). If given the choice, I would take this diagnosis away from him in a heartbeat. But, T1 has given us so much positive as well - closer relationships with each other, closer relationships with teachers, supportive friends and a host of people I would have never had the pleasure of knowing otherwise. And for that, I choose to be thankful.
Everything in life is a choice - you can choose to be thankful and joyful for your life and circumstances or you can choose not to be. But, where is the fun in that? Choose joy. Every time.
And pray for a cure. Because I will take that in a heartbeat, as well.

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