A Friend's Inspiring Message

A friend on another site posted this clever and inspiring message. She gave me permission to post it here.

"My eight year old nephew was playing the Transformers game online. He is really quite awesome at this game. I looked at his little face, and I could see the determination and focus in his eyes when the round started. He asked me to sit down beside him and watch him win. He was only moments into the match when my mother called for him, and he shouted these words, "I can't grandma. I'm in the battle, and I can't move."

While those words were still ringing in my spirit, I said to my mother, "Let the boy play. I'll take care of that for you." My little nephew didn't even realize the potency of what he had said. I know I'm not alone when I say that I'm in the battle, and I can't move from this fight. I'm not interested in dying right now because I've got too much to live for.

I'm in the battle to win the fight against this diabetes disease. I can't retreat from this battle. I can't take time off from this battle. I can't fight only when I feel like it. I can't lose myself in this battle because I had a life before this disease, and I will purposely make it an even better one with this disease. I can't allow the fate of this fight to rest on the actions or the lack of actions of others because this is my fight, and I'm in the battle to win it!!!"

I was just diagnosed with diabetes 2 months ago and this really gave me hope that I can still live with this disease.  Thank you so much


I would like to thank your friend for sharing this story and you for posting it. For someone like me that keeps thinking that I am alone in the dark with my battle against my diabetes as well as other battles that I have going on right now this really inspires me not to give up and it gives me the feeling of I'm not alone and that I might not be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now but I will and it will be beautiful.

If possible I would like your's and your friends permission to print this story so that I might be able to hang this at my desk at work as my reminder and insperation that I can win my battle no matter what that day holds for me!!