I knew just picking ONE photo for today would be hard... But when I saw it, I knew it was the one.
This picture shows everything that is brave about my little girl. In it, she is rehearsing to do a live, televised announcement to her whole school about World Diabetes Day. She wrote it herself.
Yesterday, when she came home from school, she was in tears. She knew we had talked about her doing this and she was scared. And nervous. She didn't want people to make fun of her. She didn't want to mess up.
So we had a little chat about bravery. And how truly living life is doing the things we are scared of, because if we didn't, we would miss out on so much. I knew she would love this. Excel at it, if given the chance.
And I pushed her. I felt awful about doing it, but I knew what to say to get her to do it. It worked, and by all accounts she was fabulous. I never doubted her for a second.
You can't really see it, but she is wearing her YCDT bracelet, a YCDT sticker, and even proclaims loudly in her speech, "I can do this!"
She sure did. Just like she does, every day.
Happy World Diabetes Day everyone!
November is National Diabetes Month and American Diabetes Month. Kerri is doing a photo-a-day to document life with type 1 and I thought it would be fun to join in, following the prompts on her blog. Join me, won't you?