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/ ad-muh-rey-shuhn / noun Respect and warm approval _______________________
There are plenty of people for whom I have great admiration. But when it came to today's first D-Blog week topic, Admiring Our Differences, I immediately thought of a very small group of people who have very gently touched our lives. I'm not really even sure what to call this group of people. There are 3 of them. However, I'm certain that there are many many more out there as well. These 3 people have just happened upon a blog post of mine, my facebook profile or have come across one of my tweets on twitter. They are wise individuals who just happened to have lived with type 1diabetes for 40 + years. Lived well, I might add. It may have been the smallest of comments on my previous blog, my pump gear, or less than a 140 character response to a tweet, but it has meant the world to me I began searching feverishly after C's diagnosis. What was I searching for? I didn't quite know. I guess I was searching for evidence that C would be okay. That I would be okay. That life would be okay...even with diabetes.These people helped in such a poignant way. I never came out and asked the question: "Will my little 2 year old t1 girl grow up and experience life's joys?" But, it was kind of like these people know that is the exact question parents of kids with type 1 diabetes are so desperate (and fearful) to ask.As time has gone by, I'm not really even certain how I can thank these folks. (Unless, of course, they're reading this!) But I admire them greatly. To live a life with this disease for so many years and not allow it to win out? Wow. Thank you, my little group of people who have softly touched me and given me an answer to the question I couldn't even utter out loud.