Today's prompt: Respond:
"All happy families resemble one another,
each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Every family has their own stuff.
It could be stuff that makes them happy, or stuff that makes them unhappy.
It could be stuff that makes them stronger, more resilient.
It could be stuff that tears them down and makes them want to give up.
It could be stuff that they can overcome one day, but overwhelms them the next.
I think D is 'stuff' that is two faced like that.
Some days we are on the mountain top, feeling like we've gotten it right, confident in our pancreating abilities, seeing dang good BGs.
Some days we are drowning, hitting the rock bottom of the ocean, dealing with lows that won't come up or highs that won't come down, looking at trends that make absolutely no sense.
Due to the split personality that is D, I think normally 'happy' families can be mistaken for 'unhappy' when D is acting up and is taking more effort. It's not that they are truly 'unhappy,' just bogged down with the stresses of the current situation.
Sure, I realize that some families that deal with D can be and are truly 'unhappy,' and that's unfortunate. But, most of the families I know (both IRL and in my computer) are 'happy' and aren't letting D get them down and keep them there.
We D families are all a part of a larger family that supports each other through 'happy' and 'unhappy' times.