Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.
Don't worry 'bout what you don't know,
life's a dance you learn as you go."
Doesn't this resonate true for all of us during our life? At times we are leaders and we guide others with Type 1 knowledge or whatever your specific experiences allow you to lend a hand in. At times we are all followers, or rather "needers." We need other people to help and support us. Even after 2 1/2 years, sometimes I have questions. Type 1 is never fully understood and, therefore, it can throw even the most seasoned veterans for a loop. Syd's school has been an area where I feel I am hardly a leader and most definitely a "needer." We've never had a school experience where Type 1 wasn't involved. She was dx Feb of 2008...6 months before pre-school started.
Remember, Life's a Dance. How much satisfaction do you get from dancing solo? Not much. That's why it's important to thank the people who dance with you...through the good times and the bad.
So, my little online community, how's your dance coming? I want to challenge all of you to do a post of your own about your particular dance and the times you lead and the times you follow. Your dance doesn't need to be about Type 1 Diabetes. Everyone has their own unique experiences that make up their life. So don't feel confined if you aren't a parent of a T1 kid...trust me, your dance is just as wonderful and blog worthy.