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That Diabetes Memory

November 11, 2011

As you’re reading this, I’ll be somewhere over the country with the Genius family on our way to Disney World.  I’ve been to Disney World a handful of times, but one time I was exactly Boy Genius’s age, and my cousin was exactly Girl Genius’s age.  I don’t remember specifics of this trip.  I remember being happy and happy and happy and more happy.  I do remember my cousin being scared of Goofy at the character breakfast.  And I remember getting off the Big Red Boat and not being able to walk straight.  What I remember most though?  On the Big Red Boat we had assigned tables for dinner (our “other” family was awesome).  And they catered to my meal plan.  Some things I could eat and some things I couldn’t.  But there was this dessert.  Oh my goodness.  It was banana cake/pie/deliciousness.  To this day, I still talk of the banana dessert on the boat.  The meal plan as a kid never made me feel left out or special or anything positive or negative.  Except that night.  That banana thing was one of, if not the most amazing dessert I’ve ever had.  And if I didn’t have diabetes I wouldn’t have had it.

As an adult it’s hard to imagine something stopping us in our tracks like this.  I’m not expecting food magic this time around.  But I am counting down the minutes to when I get to watch the magic in their eyes.  I’ve never been to Disney with children (it’s kinda freaking me out to be perfectly honest).  But I’m more than happy to watch the Greatest Place on Earth through their eyes.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 12, 2011 1:05 AM

    Have fun at Disney, Briley! Pictures, please, upon your return!!

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    November 14, 2011 9:43 AM

    The waiter was aware of your diabetes, and told the chef. The next night the chef himself brought out that luscious dessert. He knew about diabetes and let you know that you were special and he was impressed with you. It was completely unexpected and therefore completely wonderful.

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