Mom Wants A Diabetes Cure

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Six Magic Words

I don't give away my heart easily.

But I'll let you in on a little secret: there is a way, but only one way, to get a hold of it and keep it without any effort at all.

I'll let you know what you have to do after I tell you about who uncovered my secret and how he came to find it:

On Friday, someone had unwittingly captured my heart by saying six magic words. My heart opened as easily as Ali Baba opened the cave containing riches when he uttered the magic words open sesame:

I picked up Brendon from his last day of art camp yesterday. He carried a box to where I stood waiting for him in the driveway.

I peered inside to see the kinds of treasures he created, and I asked him if he had the extra glucose kit he kept there for the week.

He said yes, and before we could turn to walk to the van, a boy shouted Brendon's name and said these six magic words:

Do you have your glucose kit?

That was it. As soon as I heard those words my heart opened up and I wanted to just go up and hug the boy who asked that question.

Brendon nonchalantly shouted yes to him. I thanked the boy for asking while being so impressed that he would be concerned enough to do so. When I later asked Brendon if he knew him from school, he said no because he's older and goes to the second elementary school in town. The fact that the boy was concerned about someone he himself hardly knew impressed me even more.

The now not so secret way to capturing my heart is to have concern and compassion when it comes to Brendon's diabetes care...even just a little bit. That is all it takes.


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