I don’t know
D-Blog Week Day 7: Dream a little dream – life after a cure.
Being that today is Sunday, it’s only fitting that one of my favorite gospel songs came to mind when I was thinking about how I was going to address today’s subject. That song is titled “I know who holds tomorrow”, and talks about not really knowing what tomorrow may bring, and trusting that God knows, and that he will be beside us each step of the way. After watching the youtube video below, I knew exactly how I was going to write this post.
The truth of the matter is I really don’t know what my life would be like if I were suddenly cured of diabetes. I don’t know if I’d be really happy that it was over, or if the moment would be bittersweet. Sure, I think I’d be glad I didn’t have to deal with all of the ups and downs that go along with diabetes, but when I think of the possibility that all of the awesome people that are a part of my life now might disappear, well, it just makes me sad.
Sure, I hope that some of the lessons that I’ve learned in the last year and a half would carry over into my life after a cure. Like taking better care of myself, eating right, exercising, etc… I can’t say with any degree of certainty that any of that would happen. All I can do is hope that the good aspects of life today, would ultimately follow me into life then.
I certainly do hope that a cure is found sooner than later. Not for my sake, of course, but for all of my friends and loved ones living with diabetes, and everyone else who’s in worse shape than I am. Until that day comes, though, I’m just going to keep living my life to the fullest. One day at a time.
Oh man I LOVE that song. I’d like to think that even if we were all magically cured, the DOC would most definitely stick together. Diabetes or no diabetes, we’d all be lost without each other. I think it’s more than the diabetes that keeps us together. It’s the genuine love and respect we have for each other. Diabetes is what’s brought all of us together, but our shared AWEsomeness is what keeps us together 🙂
Well said, Ashley! 🙂
You bet we’d all stick together! We could combine our new health care and medical care cost savings and pool them to have a HUGE party together! To share in our Post-D Celebration!
I LOVE George Younce! He has a wonderful voice, and he sings that song beautifully.
I agree with Ashley. Diabetes is something we have in common now, but it’s how we met each other. It was the one common factor. As we get to know each other, we know more about each other and grow beyond the diabetes factor. We will remain friends because we will have came, seen and conquered and became a family through all of it.