Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dear Diazons


Diazon: Di-A-Zon

n.

A woman with diabetes who is glamorous; fabulous, intelligent, inspiring, smart, and deserving of all the good and wonderful things that life has to offer.

I made up the word because I was inspired by all the ladies of Dblogville, and this letter is to them and to all the other Diazons they inspire~


Dear Diazons:

I want you to realize something- YOU ARE FABULOUS.

Diabetes or not, you deserve everything positive in this world that life has to offer.

Never think that because you were given a faulty pancreas, you deserve any less.

I know that there are times when having Diabetes makes us feel that we are second-class citizens. That perhaps we are undeserving of happiness and success because our diabetes makes us “high maintenance.”

Well Diazons, we are not-not second class citizens, so get that thought out of your head.

And while it’s true we are high maintenance in the sense of good health- we absolutely deserve all the happiness and success life has to offer.

Be proud and loud that you work hard to be healthy- and run with the ball whenever you’re given the opportunity- and work even harder when your not.

Don’t ever settle in life.

Don’t settle on love- because you think your undeserving of love.

Don’t settle on your career because you think you’re un-hirable

Don’t settle on your health because you don’t want to be a bother or think that your unworthy.

There was a time in my life when I thought no one could love me because of diabetes.

I was wrong.

I now welcome love with open heart and open arms.

There was a time in my life when I feared success and opportunity because of my diabetes.

I was wrong.

Today I welcome success and opportunity and work hard to get it.

I welcome success with arms outstretched and want to share it with those I love.

There was a time long ago, when I thought that Diabetes history would repeat itself.

I feared my family history so much that I couldn’t appreciate or live in “the now.”

Now, I love for today and savor the moment, knowing that while the future is a mystery, it will hold wonderful things.

Do I have moments of doubt? Yes, everyday.

Do I have moments where I am paralyzed when I think of the future? Yes, I won’t lie.

But now I have hope and hope does indeed float.

I let that light of hope shine from within.

Diazons, take your remarkable light from within and share it with the world.

Inspire and be inspired.

And never forget that you are a Diazon- A woman with diabetes who is glamorous; fabulous, intelligent, smart, inspiring, and deserving of all that is good and wonderful.

You rock the world in which you and others live and I am so proud that to call you both a friend and an inspiration.

Continued Love, luck, laughter, and light~

Kelly K~


14 comments:

Stacey D. said...

Thank you Kelly ... you are worthy of all life has to offer too! And thank you for your words of encouragement :)

Crystal said...

I love you Kelly!!! So very much. Thanks for this. I heart your letters.

Wonderful reminder. Perfect timing. And you deserve all the great stuff too darling, because you are The Queen Diazon! ;-)

babscampbell said...

LOVE IT! This is very encouraging. I also love the word, Diazon and plan to use it often!!

Chris said...

This was a great read. Granted, I'm not a Diazon, but it was still awesome.

I was trying to think of a male equivalent of Diazon. Diaboss? Diabeticapo? Probably needs some more work...

birdy said...

kelly! we LOVE you! you are truly an inspiration and a blessing to all of us.

Carol said...

Love it, so much that I already shared it with a friend and fellow Diazon. Thank you!

p.s. only problem is that it reminds me of Diazanon (sp?), a yard chemical, and now I'm feeling like I should mow or fertilize or something.

jaimie said...

love you...that is all...the end

Cara said...

You are fantastic.

Katie S said...

This is awesome!! I plan to reread it often and pass it on.

Cherise said...

Kelly-

I love it and I love you! Thank you for all that you do for the DOC:)

k2 said...

Ladies & Chris A.K.A Diadude-
Thanks so much!
I love and am inspired by each and everyone of you !
k2

Scott K. Johnson said...

What a great post Kelly! You are a gift to us all!

Scott said...

Diazon ... that gets the other gender thinking we need a term, too!! I love it!

sugabetic said...

YOU. ARE. AWESOME!!!!!
Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!