retrieved Alex from diabetic camp yesterday
drove the 368 or so miles home with the radio on- felt so great to hear "America" "I'm proud to be an American (God bless the USA)" "My country tis of thee- great land of liberty"
Seemed like no matter what station we hit- and we hit alot of them- someone was playing something to make you remember
Drove through lots of country- the heartland- fields of corn, stacks of hay
He had a great time at camp- as always..... Amazing to me what they are able to do there..... zip lines, horse back riding, "crud wars", swimming all interspersed with diabtetic education.... Such a difference in perspective.... So many view diabetes as so limiting- they tell these kids over and over in so many ways that they can do whatever they set their minds and hearts to... Good lesson for us all- not to let our limitations define us but to let them make us push our boundaries and explore our options..... They even got to meet -and spend time talking with- the olympic skier who was diagnosed with diabetes.... what an inpiration for them.... and where else would they be able to do all that and spend time with kids from other cultures.... has to be life changing
we are so blessed to have found the aptly named "No Limits" diabetes camps.... and Dr Sam who quietly and competently brings his vision to fruition year after year....
makes me think about the people we see in hospice- seems that we have become more and more focused on the dying - when so much of what we could be focused on is the living...