My daughter, Amy was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes at the age of eight. She was hospitalized immediately to get her blood sugars stabilized with insulin injections. Being a young mother who knew virtually nothing about diabetes, I remained at the hospital in the days to come,in order to learn how to care for her.I was overwhelmed with having so much to learn. From the very first day, the educator insisted I learn how to give the shots. Due to pain and fear my emotions were not very stable but truthfully I was also angry at God. Why would he put my baby through this? With each shot, I became a bit more comfortable but would still break down from fear of hurting her. I just couldn't seem to get it together to stop the tears. After the second day of my giving the injection, Amy walked up to me and said, "Mom, those shots don't hurt me. You are doing great, I barely feel a thing. But, you know what does hurt me? To see you cry. That's my pain" then she leaned into me and wrapped her arms around me to give me comfort. I was so amazed at her strength and that one little gesture of faith from my child gave me the courage to cope. Amy is 27 years old now, married, has a great profession and is basically healthy. She never once let diabetes stop her from doing anything she wanted to do in life.
Submitted by Anonymous
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