Family Is Enough

Nouran - Sharjah, other United Arab Erimates
Entered on October 22, 2014
Themes: family
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Trying to overcome an obstacle is hard to be done on your own, there must be somebody helping you through this, and nobody will help you to achieve what you are aiming for except your family. I am sure that family has that super power coming out from natural love and bonding which always pushes you towards your own good and overcoming one of your hardest situations.

It all has started when I was about 9 years old when I realized that I always get tired easily and was experiencing this apathetic feeling which was too weird for me. I thought it was okay and this feeling will end after few days but it was different for both of my parents, they realized that my behavior absolutely has changed. My parents were growing concerned so they decided to take me to the doctor. I thought that all of this will end soon just by taking the regular type of medicine I used to whenever I don’t feel well. But, unfortunately I was mistaken. The news were a way too much depressing as I was told that I’ve been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. It was too strong for my parents and for me to withstand.

The next day was my first school day and my parents went to explain my situation to my teachers. It was revealed the second week that I am diabetic. I was always afraid that if my friends discover it they will ignore me and I will spend the rest of my days lonely, and what I was afraid of just happened, as long as they found out I was the only one in class who was always left behind and not allowed to interact with them. I became the source of all jokes. I was asking if that was a crime I have committed and being punished for! It has never been my fault! Diabetes just occurred.

My attitude has completely changed, I became less sociable, my grades found their way down, and I started skipping school days pretending that I’m sick. At this point my life became too miserable. Class mates were trying too hard to stay away from me as much as they can putting in their mind that diabetes is a serious infection which is going to harm them. I was always trying to prove the opposite but it didn’t make any difference. My mind was running thousands of miles an hour trying to find the way out of that nightmare.

As I was growing up my mentality started to change but the same wasn’t happening on the other side with my friends. Also my entire life was built on not letting anything to stop me from overcoming the obstacles I face but at that time I was too weak to face it alone. I gained my strength back from my family, they were standing always by my side, trying to do their best just to make me happy, always taking care of me and making sure that there is nothing pushing me towards depression. I owe both of my parents a lot for being there for me when everybody else just turned their back on me. Because of my family I overcame the one and only hard obstacle I have faced.

I believe that my parents are my backbone and no one will ever understand my silence like they do. They will love me whatever happens and they are the only ones who won’t ever turn their back on me because they are the only people on earth who love me truly from their deep bottom of their heart. Whoever I am today is because of them.