Holy Diabetes Batman!
I love what Batman comic book author Devin K. Grayson did for a friend of mine and her family. Recently my friend Jaimey’s life has been turned upside down after learning that her son has Type 1 Diabetes. There has been a lot of time in the hospital, a lot to learn, a lot of fear, and a lot of adjustments. It doesn’t help that she is pregnant and is taking care of three little boys. They have all been overwhelmed.
But last week her little son Grayson got a letter that gave everybody a little more hope and made them all feel very, very loved. Most importantly, it helped a very scared little boy feel a little more courageous.
Grayson was beyond excited to get a letter from Batman! What an amazing way to reach out and help somebody else. Devin is a friend of a friend of Jaimey’s and heard about Grayson’s diagnosis. She also has Type 1 Diabetes and understands firsthand how hard this must be for Grayson. (It is also kind of cool that they share the same name!)
For me it was a strong reminder that we create our reality. How we approach life can make a tremendous difference. For Grayson he can approach his new diagnosis a little differently knowing that a super hero is there cheering him on and looking out for him. And it was Devin, who was willing to reach out to others and help build an experience, that made it all possible.
Don’t ever forget the importance of creating. It changes us and the world around us. And you don’t even have to be a famous comic book author. What you create doesn’t have to be world class or amazing. It is just important to get involved in the process.
And speaking of super heroes, I have noticed that we are never more powerful than when we are kind. Maybe that is why the good guy always wins in the end.
NOTE: Jaimey has an amazing blog at jaimeystarkeybuquet.blogspot.com. She shares the craziness of motherhood, the ups and downs of life, the struggles of adjusting to Type 1 Diabetes, and the loss of her newborn son to Anencephaly. She has been a tremendous support to others who are also struggling with similar trials.