Friday, December 24, 2010

A time to celebrate

Tonight is Christmas Eve.  It's a time for celebration, families and friends to come together, and the exchange of gifts.  This year I have just one wish.  I wish for a cure for diabetes.

Alas, my wish will not come true this year, but I have not and will not give up hope.  Sometimes hope is all we have.  Some cling onto hope with a glimpse of despair.  My choice is not to look at hope in sadness, but to celebrate.  Yes, I chose to celebrate today.  I not only celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior, but I celebrate life.  I choose to live.  I live with diabetes. No, I did not choose a life with diabetes, but I do choose to live with diabetes. 

The Lord gives us all a mission.  He came to earth over 2000 years ago with a mission.  During his life, he knew his calling and fulfilled God's plan.  I have a calling for my life as well.  I not sure if I've found my true mission, but for now I see my calling to be:
  1. To be the best mother/wife/daughter/sister/friend (etc) that I can be
  2. To be an awesome substitute teacher, showing each child that he/she is loved and important
  3. To educate and advocate for diabetes, especially Type 2
As we celebrate the holiday season, let us also celebrate our own calling here on earth.  Listen for that still small voice to help you find your purpose.  Merry Christmas to all and God bless!

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