Tomorrow is Veteran's Day, and the kids have no school. Hooray! I love holidays!
We have a full day planned. In the morning, we're going to the movies. After seeing Megamind, we're going out to lunch. Then, we'll head over to the pediatrician's office to get Madeline a flu shot (the boys have already received theirs). Later on in the afternoon, the kids will go to their weekly tennis lesson.
We'll be out and about. We'll come into contact with lots of people in various settings.
Jack just came up to me and said, "Mom, tomorrow, I'm going to wear my JDRF Walk t-shirt."
We have been talking a lot lately about the importance of educating others about type 1 diabetes and increasing awareness. I think our talks might be sinking in.
In years past, I've had to beg Jack to wear either his Walk team t-shirt or his or his JDRF t-shirt. He never wanted to draw attention to himself or his disease. So his comment took me back, but absolutely delighted me.
I think my sweet boy is maturing and warming up to a new role: diabetes advocate.
We have never once talked about how wearing a Walk shirt can raise awareness. He made the connection on his own. He made the decision on his own.
I am so proud!