November is a particularly special month for me.
November is hailed as Diabetes Month: to create awareness of the disease and to prompt individuals to give to organizations that are fighting for a cure, particularly for the type of diabetes I have (type I diabetes, which is often diagnosed in children and young adults).
November is also Adoption Month. The main goal is to shine the spotlight on the number of children in foster care who are waiting to be adopted into a forever family. Statistics range, but on average, it's believed that there are about 130,000 children in the United States who are legally free for adoption and are waiting to be chosen by an adoptive family. Many of these children are minorities, part of sibling groups, older children, or are kids with special needs.
For me, this month signifies two of the most major events in my life: being diagnosed with type I diabetes and subsequently, choosing adoption instead of becoming a mom through biology.
And, two of my three children were born in November. I became a mother in November of 2008 when Miss E arrived.
So, there's a lot going on in my mind this month. A lot in my heart, too.
For certain, during this month when we celebrate Thanksgiving, I have much to be thankful for. Yet I'm still remaining hopeful that God is going to continue to do awesome things in our family and hopefully, in my lifetime, allow my disease to be cured.
Peace to you as this month begins. And thank you for your readership.