Welcome to all of my Moms who have a child with diabetes.
Today’s Question: Do you feel jealous of other moms who have children who don’t have diabetes?
Jealousy is the feeling that someone else has something we can’t have. Jealousy comes from a sense of scarcity. A belief that there’s not to go around.
Not enough of what? What do we want that they have? I used to spend most of my time jealous of other moms who didn’t have to wake all night checking blood sugars. I used to be consumed by all of the things that made my life different.
But I realized that the feeling that another mom has something I couldn’t have is ridiculous. I had a child who was incredible. He could overcome any obstacle and had so much grit as a result of diabetes. It is within my capabilities to choose how I wanted to think about diabetes.
Did I want to think diabetes was something that we should hate? Initially, yes. But as time went on I didn’t want me or my family to go through life despising diabetes. What would that do for us? That thought would not serve us.
I knew that it was my thoughts about diabetes that were causing me to think that my life was not what I wanted or was by no means a vision of what I expected. I knew those thoughts were optional. I finally realized that my life was richer and more fulfilling because of diabetes.
I began to embrace all of the strength that I had because I was a mom with a child with diabetes. I began to realize that I was stronger and more capable because of diabetes. What was I jealous of?
Nothing. I had it all. I had a family who was brought closer by a disease. Diabetes allowed us to treasure each other at a different level. It created this support system where my four children became each other’s safety net. That happened because of diabetes.
The most common theme of parents that I coach is that they are jealous of moms who don’t have to worry about insulin, blood sugars, what their children have to eat and a whole list of the things we do as moms of children with diabetes. However, I’m here to tell you that jealousy is optional.
Let me help you manage your thoughts of jealousy. Join me for a FREE 30 minute Exploration Coaching Session! It’s personal and confidential, one-on-one coaching. Click HERE and go to BOOK NOW to access my schedule or email me here to let me know what day and time works for you. Are you ready to see what you are capable of?