Thursday, May 26, 2011

Dear Diabetic Life

Tomorrow is my 39th  Birthday. Yes, 39 years I have existed on this earth. I have had diabetes now for 30 years, wow, hard to believe.  On my drive to work today, and after dropping my children off, I watched them stroll up to their school. I had a flash of my childhood, or more precisely my childhood prior to being "Diabetic"

I was in my back yard. Kingston Ontario, basking in the warm May sun on my birthday 33 years ago. I was 6 yrs old. I think of this memory often. Not sure why, I think because it was a fond memory. Things were simple, play, gymnastics, swimming, and nothing else.

I remember eagerly awaiting my friends to arrive for my 6th birthday party. I remember hot dogs, cake, treats, laughter, and all that good stuff. I remember biking, and feeling free. I am grateful for my childhood. I am grateful to have been loved and now to be able to love.

I am glad to be healthy still despite my life challenged with diabetes. I am grateful to be still fighting, and meeting the challenge.

I don't feel happy or sad about my birthday tomorrow, just grateful. Funny how that is, as my life progresses, and mortality presents itself, things of importance fall into place.

Family, good health, and enjoying life.



Roselady said...

Happy Birthday! I love birthdays -- always embrace the opportunity to celebrate a life!

Amy said...

Loving teh grateful post, my friend. So full of thanks, hope and acceptance. Happy Birthday Trev!!!!!

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Happy Birthday, tomorrow! :)
Fight on!!

The DL said...

Happy Birthday! It is amazing to appreciate what we do have. I hope you have a beautiful day!

Reyna said...

Happy Birthday Trev!!! I hope you have a great one. I am thankful for your life and your presence in our lives. Your thoughts, wit, humor, and perspective enlighten all that you touch.

Michael Hoskins said...

Happy birthday, Trev! Glad to have you here fighting the good fight and being a part of this world, online and offline!

Jules said...

Hey Trev, happy birthday. heres hoping you have many

Wendy said...

I loved this post!

Happy birthday...I'll be 38 this year.

How did this happen?

Wow. I guess we are really growing up!