I live in a extremely small town, so small where I know almost everyones vehicles, everyones name in my high school, and I live in one of those towns where everyone knows everything about everyone. There are only 2 Diabetics in my high school and unlike a lot of people i am thankful that God picked me.

   Not a lot of people can say that but i proudly can.

   Yes, my world has changed and yes, everything is different now but... everything does happen for a reason; The hard part is just finding that reason.

   After being in Childrens Hospital for a whole week and finding out I was a Type 1 Diabetic, I went through a mini depression... I guess you could say. I thought my whole life was wasted now and I would never get to fulfill my dreams of playing college softball. But really all I was doing was feeling sorry for myself and being nothing but selfish. After everything that could go wrong did, i finally turned to God, the person i should have went to at the very beginning. Then I realize that he picked me for a special reason...

   I knew exactly what that reason was; I was going to help kids that are like me, that have softball in their future but were put down by others and held back from a disease. My special reason is to prove people that they are wrong if they say we "can't", to show little girls that this disease can't hold you back, and to prove that the diagnoses of Diabetes is just a name! I decided right then and there that I was going to work hard to make my dreams come true no matter the circumstances.

   Yes I thank God everyday because while I am fulfilling my goals, I am trying to help others fulfill theirs. I don't want people to give up hope, to throw in the towel or to think that their life is over because you have this certain disease. If you think that is the way it will be, then watch me because i know i will prove you wrong!

 

God has a plan for everyone and I proudly found mine and thank him for it :) have you found yours?

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Comment by Joe_h on December 30, 2010 at 7:05am

good luck on your journey!

Comment by Scott on December 30, 2010 at 8:10pm
I really like what you wrote about god,and being so positive.
Comment by Michael on December 30, 2010 at 9:50pm

Thanks for sharing Lauren!

 

Awesome!

 

Mike

Comment by jm on January 3, 2011 at 6:50am
God only gives you those things with which he knows you can handle
Comment by Lauren on January 3, 2011 at 6:12pm
I tell myself that everyday and he also does it to make you stronger and to learn and grow off of it to pursue your goals.
Comment by samsmom on January 9, 2011 at 11:05am
We've found 2 girls with diabetes who played college & pro softball:
Jennifer Olds http://kids.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=109900
Amy Kyler http://www.profastpitch.com/player/gettoknow/index.html?article_id=...

Check em out!

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