Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Definition of Grace

Today my readings took me to three new blogs, all of which had one thing in common - Grace. These three blogs were from parents of children with Type 1 diabetes. All of the children were daughters named Grace. Of course, because I have a Grace with Type 1, I found this very strange, interesting, coincidental? Who knows, but it got me thinking about "Grace" and it's meaning. I pulled some definitions from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. This is what I found:

1 a : unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification
b : a virtue coming from God
c : a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine grace

Regeneration: renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system (as a forest) after injury or as a normal process

3 : a beneficial quality or power of a thing
4 : manly strength or courage : valor
5 : a commendable quality or trait : merit
6 : a capacity to act

This is not the first time I've pulled the meaning of Gracies name, but after reading about three other extrodinary Grace's today, it just touched me a little more today. It added to my existing belief that there is definitely something special about these T1 kids!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Blog/journal, public/private

I am not sure how I feel about blogging. I am a very private person and sometimes have trouble being honest, even with myself, about how I am feeling. I am excellant about putting up a strong front. With blogging, I hope to be able to let down my gaurd and really share. I annonumously follow several blogs, all of which focus on parenting or living with T1 diabetes. It helps me work through my own challenges and and enjoy our triumphs. I am a mommy to a type 1 diabetic. She is 5 years old (going on 15) and was diagnosed with diabetes at 2 1/2. For now I will just say that I wish it were me, not my sweet baby girl, that had to deal with a life full of dibetes.