D-Day, October 21st, 2013… the day that changed my five year old son’s life forever. His chin-up attitude towards this relentless disease is inspiring. I hope his positive attitude continues, because T1D never sleeps.
As a parent, I obsess over how to best care for him. Am I doing enough? Am I doing too much? Am I making him feel more different than he already feels? By pouring myself into helping him, am I neglecting his brothers and sister?
I know I don’t ‘get it’ the way someone living with T1D does, but being a father to a T1D child wears on me like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Bless all of you who bear the burden of T1D each and every day. You didn’t ask for this… yet each day that you wake up and struggle to survive and thrive, you inspire me. I love you."