I gave my annual diabetes talk to Benny's class this week. I always have fun with that and he enjoys being the center of attention that day. This year, Benny wore his JDRF Walk shirt to class, but kept it hidden under a sweatshirt until it was time for our talk. Then he dramatically unzipped - Diabetics Assemble! - and we explained what Benny's Brigade is all about.
On our way home, I passed another mom in a minivan, a good friend. I waved and she signalled for me to roll down the window. "Did you get my message?" she asked. She'd left me a voice mail about a newly diagnosed girl in her daughter's 4th grade class.
So I'm leaving a diabetes talk and I get news of a new diagnosis. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I always am.