I found this poem when googling Diabetes information. I'm keeping it close to my heart.
How God Selects the Mother of a Diabetic Child by Erma Bombeck Modified a great deal by another mom of a diabetic child.
Some women become mothers by accident, most by choice, a few by social pressures and a couple by habit. Did you ever wonder how mothers of children with diabetes are chosen?
Somehow I visualize God hovering over earth selecting his instruments for propagation with great care and deliberation. As he observes, he instructs his angels to make notes in a giant ledger.
"Armstrong, Beth, son. Patron Saint Matthew."
"Forrest, Marjorie, daughter, Patron Saint Cecilia."
"Rutledge, Carrie, twins. Patron Saint Gerard. He's used to profanity."
Finally, He passes a name to an angel and smiles, "Give her a child with diabetes." The angel is curious. "Why this one, God? She's so happy.""Exactly", smiles God. "Could I give a child with diabetes to a mother who does not know laughter?"
"She has the patience?" the Angel agrees."
Once the shock wears off, she'll handle it. I watched her today. She is strong. You see, the child I am going to give her will require great care. It's not going to be easy."
"But, Lord, could this make her stop believing?"God smiles. "No. This one is perfect. She has a strong faith in me." God nods. "Yes, this is the woman whom I will bless with this child. I will be at her side every minute of every day of her life because she is doing my work."