January 29, 2009

Heroes

According to a highly respected diabetes source someone out there feel the need to disrespect my pal Kerri. Her crime? She doesn’t have perfect blood sugar and she admits it.

Hello?!
She has Type 1. We hold this truths to be self evident, Your Diabetes WILL Vary.

So for the record, Kerri is one of my heroes. She is right up there with Clint Eastwood. I think Clint, unknowingly, describes the whole idea of diabetes control in Heartbreak Ridge, “You adapt. You improvise.”

I think she does that very well. I see her at the point where diabetes is second. Living life is first. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are God given rights. Diabetes doesn’t change that. Ideally it just comes along for the ride. Yes Kerri please try to control it but not to the point that it controls you, preventing the aforementioned pursuing.

Another of my heroes, John Cleese, had this to say about laughter, “If I can get you to laugh with me, you like me better, which makes you more open to my ideas. And if I can persuade you to laugh at the particular point I make, by laughing at it you acknowledge its truth.”

Kerri lets me laugh with her about the crazy ways diabetes gets tangled up in her pursuit. That is a spectacular gift. I am very grateful for happiness that gift brings my life. I am thrilled that she exercises her liberty to shares those laughs.

Thanks Kerri, keep persuading us.

LY/MI

2 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

I second that motion. Kerri is one of my heroes too.

Kerri. said...

You are too good to me, Bennet. :) You, and all the other CWD parents, are my heroes, too.