Sunday, June 10, 2012
Today, I met the cutest little girl. At first I hardly noticed, until I was pointed out her little insulin pump that clung to her waist in its very own case. To my surprise, it wasn't your average pump - in fact, it was made of wood. The little girl had her very own insulin pump, decorated with legitimate stickers for an insulin pump and in case you were wondering what she did for tubing and a site, unless you're under the age of seven you probably would never guess it, but she drew on the tubing and site with marker.
This made me smile, probably my biggest smile today. Beside her was her sister, the real diabetic wearing the real pump. She wears the pump to support her older sister, and I think that is the most beautiful thing I have come across in a long time. Can you imagine having support like that? I hope we all do have support like that. Not that our boyfriends or girlfriends should be drawing sites with marker on their stomaches, but more so, having people around us that WOULD do that if we asked them too.
I learned something very special today, and that is that courage, support, love and inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes, today it just happened to come in the shape of the cutest girl in the world.