We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.
― William James
Earlier this week I was sitting in the aisle seat on a flight back from California and got to talking with a mom in the seat across to me, whose teenaged son was headed to diabetes camp. We had noticed her fiddling with a BG meter, and then a familiar blue insulin pump.
I tapped her on the shoulder and asked her about her child, and the pump, and shared some of my own story. We talked about some of the difficulties of being Type 1 parents. We swapped contact information, and went on our separate ways when the plane landed.
This interaction reminded me that we have connections (and potential resources and support) all around us, if we pay attention and have the courage to say hello!