Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why I do what I do.


Lydia n Bravo 6

This image is sooooo powerful.  It kinda says it all.  Diabetes is a nasty disease.  It is a disease where by you can do EVERYTHING you are told to do and it still runs amock in your body.  It messes with you physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  If you happen to be a control freak you will go absolutely nuts trying to control it.  If you are like me who has always been one of those people who could do anything if they set their mind to it…..diabetes dont play by those rules.

The little girl who is holding the sign has diabetes and has for a long time.  I doubt that she remembers life before diabetes but she has something very incredible.  She a wonderful faith, a wonderful family, a wonderful support system, and she has the attitude of “Diabetes will not win over me!”  Her family applied for a DAD I was honored to go do a home visit.

Bravo alerted not only on me during the visit but he alerted to her as well.  Bravo demonstrated to them what a DAD is and some of what they can do.  He showed them the good and he showed them some bad.  Bravo is not perfect….I know that deflates some of your thoughts….but he really wanted to go get that wounded duck in the park.  Cross trained dogs have their own issues! LOL  But what Bravo did was share who he was in his entirety!  He didn’t hold back.

Maybe that is one of the many lessons a DAD brings to us….don’t hold back.  Live each day to its fullest.  Live your faith! Live your love! Live your knowledge.  Live it with your friends!