Every parent will tell you that they are proud of their child. And they should. There is much to be proud of. I read the posts all the time from other moms about exemplary report cards, growth milestones, sports accomplishments... the list could go on and on.
But pride is a little different for me today.
Today my son, Colin, has been living with diabetes for 5 years.
And he wants to celebrate.
And that makes me proud.
I am proud that at the age of 7 Colin gets that today is about everything that he does right, and is in no way due to anything he has done wrong. In 5 years he has never once been ashamed or afraid of who he is or what is to come in the future. The past year has brought about many changes. At diabetes camp this summer, Colin changed his own site for the first time. This year in school, when he feels low, he gets up and tests himself without anyone telling him to. Kids that he has gone to school with for 3 years now know more about diabetes that you would believe, because Colin has taught them! For all of this and so much more- I AM SO PROUD.
So today we celebrate. With a movie, popcorn, some ice cream and a lot of laughter, we will celebrate.
I am the proudest mommy EVER. Today and always.