Today's Prompt: Talk about this quote:
"Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends."
If you had presented me with this quote 16 months and 5 days ago, I would have had a completely different feeling about it.
June 5, 2010, changed my perspective.
You see, that was the day we found out that Bean has Type 1 Diabetes.
That was the day that fate rocked our world and changed the path we thought we had started down.
Now, because of fate, because of D, we have an entirely new set of friends. Friends we did not choose.
I'm not saying that some of these people wouldn't have been 'chosen' as friends.
Sure, we may have crossed paths with some of these people in our town for other reasons and chose to develop a friendship with them. But I have a hard time believing that.
I have an even harder time believing I would have ever come in contact with all of my friends who live in my computer. No way would I have spent time reading blogs, developing relationships with parents of kids with type 1 diabetes. Why would I have?
But, because of that fated day, because D entered our lives, I have friends that I might never have had the opportunity to chose.
And you know what? I am forever grateful for this circle of fated friends.
You live this life. You get what a tough road this is. You test, dose, lose sleep, count carbs, weigh food, do pod/site changes, worry about seemingly 'silly' things that others take for granted.
I count you among my best friends and I may never get the chance to meet some of you. I certainly hope that our paths cross at some point, but the reality is that they might not. But that doesn't matter one bit.
I touch base with you daily. I reach out for and offer support. I check my phone, my Kindle, my computer multiple times a day to see what you are saying, thinking, going through, conquering. I 'talk' with you more than I talk with my IRL friends.
You are my friends, my D family. I'm glad fate has brought us together.