We are a complicated concoction.
D Moms are made of Glue: We hold the entire family unit together. Our children's challenges stick resolutely to us as we work to find solutions and wash away the unpleasant sticky residue of diabetes.
D Moms are made of Fire: The bad blood sugar day our children had yesterday? We burn it away into ash and begin the day anew. Every day is the rebirth of new numbers. The old worries are burned away and in its wake come new saplings of hope.
D Moms are made of Ice: We can numb the pain...the sadness...with our love, our bear hugs and our empathy.
D Moms are made of owls: At 2am we can see the smallest speck of blood in the darkness of our child's bedroom. We are wise enough to make life saving decisions in the dead of night. We bring food and drink to our child's cozy bedside nest to keep them safe.
D Moms are made of wind: We are invisible as we check a blood sugar while our child watches their favorite show. Other than the breeze from our departure, our presence is undetectable.
D Moms are made of crystal balls: You ate that plate before I could see it? 70 carbs.
D Moms are made of dark chocolate: We may have a bit of bitterness buried deep inside us, but the notes of smooth sweetness comes through more than anything else. We are pretty comforting to have around.
D Moms are made of Cheetah: We are fast. 23 blood sugar? We are up and to the snack cabinet before you can even blink.
D Moms are made of Diamonds: We shine through the hardest times. We can stand insurmountable pressure. That twinkle in our eyes when we look at you? Nuff said.
D Moms are made of Bologna: You know when our children are high with large ketones and we say, "No worries!" We are really good at being calm and making you think that everything is ok, even when our insides look like an active pinball game.
D Moms are made of Bob the Builder: Can we fix it? YES WE CAN!
D Moms are made of encyclopedias: Information? We have retained it. We are the go-to information source for our children's health. We are the experts. Yes...you can site that.
D Moms are made of butter: We melt easily. Give us those eyes and yeah...you can have that cupcake.
D Moms are made of steel: We can be bent, dinged and manipulated...but we will not break. We support the skyscraping circumstances with ease. The world on our shoulders? We can hold that.
D Moms are made of tears: It is our breath of life. Releasing the tears is the only way to keep the delicate balance within our complicated eco system of ingredients.
D Moms are made of crock pots: In the morning we cook up life by throwing together love, kindness, routine, determination and loyalty, and then letting it simmer all day long into a feast for our family by day's end.
D Moms are made of swords: We live to conquer. We were built to defeat what stands in our way. Don't mess with a D Mom on a mission. We will cut you.
D Moms are made of silver: We may look frazzled and tarnished sometimes, but give us some TLC and we will shine so bright you'll need sun glasses to take us in.
Sure...we are complicated. How can one exist by being fire and ice? Butter and steel?
It is a delicate balance...one not everyone can negotiate.
That is why we were given this calling.
We are D Moms.
It is our job to make it work.