Monday, September 12, 2011

The Grass is Not Always Greener

Yesterday I hosted my monthly Doctor Mom group.  I love these ladies!  It's so easy to look at others and think they have a perfect life.

But EVERYONE is dealing with something.  Take my group for example.

There are moms who have kids with diabetes, crohns, OCD, autism, anxiety issues.  Some kids have been the the psych ward.  Some young adult kids have been in DKA...several times in the past year. 

Some kids have threatened suicide. 

Such is the life of a Doctor Mom, right?

But some moms have kids who are doing amazing!  One mom in particular has a type 1 teen and was raving about how fabulous her daughter is doing. 

Of course this mom still has struggles because her husband just lost his job.

If you're struggling today, please remember that no one has a perfect life.  Take each day as it comes and count your blessings!  They are there....somewhere.

I think that's one great thing about being a Doctor Mom:  We don't take the little things for granted. 

For example, Matthew slept in a little this morning. When I checked on him and he rolled over in bed, I was so thankful! 

Only Doctor Moms fully appreciate the simple gift of life.


Misty said...

This is beautiful Tracy!

Amy@Diapeepees said...

Hi, Never been to your blog before...totally agree with what you said. I think I appreciate the little things every second. Every second!

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Yes, it's so important to count our blessings, and I think that having a child diagnosed with a health condition really does put things into perspective.

Kelly said...

These words are so true. Life is certainly a gift to be treasured.

Anonymous said...

That heart squeezing moment between knowing if they are unconscious or sleeping peacefully is one of the hardest parts of my day, but you are so right at the joy I feel in that moment of their waking. Thanks for sharing

Meri said...

I'm glad you got all these women together. Even if you aren't all dealing with the same issues, your hearts are the same. Awesome!

connie said...

Beautifully said for sure :)

I try to count my blessings daily, it's so easy to get sucked into the fear and sadness of this disease but I try to remind myself that we are blessed with many beautiful things in this sometimes crazy diabetes life.

Thanks for sharing! Counting my blessings RIGHT now :)

Valerie said...

Very true...a lot of peoples' lives seem perfect from the outside, but everyone goes through struggles. Focusing on the good is what gets us through it!

Unknown said... true Tracy. I am thankful everyday that Joe is doing as well as he is AND that he is able to participate in his life fully despite "D".

Karen said...

This is such great advice. Thanks so much for the reminder of what is truly important!!