This is not a typical Friday post for me but sometimes I like to switch things up a bit and this was too sweet not to share...
A thoughtful reader recently e-mailed me this picture of two parents who got insulin pump tattoos on their bellies to show their type 1 diabetic son that he is not alone and different. This totally made me cry.
I can relate to this because I remember when I was seven years old and diagnosed with type 1 diabetes I felt different from everyone else too. Although my parents did not get tattoos they did everything in their power to make me feel as normal as possible. I had a cool bright pink caboodle (remember those?) where I kept all my diabetic supplies, I went to diabetic camp every summer (so much fun) and I had a really nice custom made medic alert bracelet that made me feel like I was just wearing a pretty bracelet. They also always encouraged me to play sports and do everything else that other kids were doing.
No matter what life throws at you having supportive parents definitely makes things easier to get through.
You can read the full story here.
On a side note: It has been a crazy week around here. My poor little Max is so sick. It drives me NUTS when other Moms bring their snotty sick kids to the gym with them, so that's most likely where he caught it. Today we are headed to the Dr to hopefully get all fixed up!