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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

That's My Type

George  is an amazing source of strength in the DOC.  He is always willing to open up about what it's like to live with diabetes.  As the mother of a child with diabetes, I genuinely appreciate his 1st person insight, because I often feel as though, no matter how hard I try, I'll never **really** understand what's it's like to live with Type 1 Diabetes.

Sometimes being a Type 3 (the caregiver of a PWD) feels like sitting on the sidelines...you're just there, trying to figure out how the game is played, constantly thinking about what you can do to improve your team, and hoping you'll be able to rise to the occasion if you get thrown in.  When a PWD takes a few moments to acknowledge the experience of being a Type 3, it's like the coach patting you on the back, telling you that you're doing a good job, and then putting you in the game because they have faith in you.

So, to George and George...Thank you...



That's My Type By George S Simmons & George D Simmons

When I see you’re down and feeling low
Some do not see what I see is so
I wish I could take away your pain
But since I can’t I’ll let you know.

There is one thing I want to say.

If you take my hand and let me in I can
be the strength you need to help you stand
I cannot sit by and watch you cope alone
So I’ll try my best to understand.

But there’s one thing I want to say.

‘cause it’s a battle just to live everyday
so I will be with you every step of the way
and even though I don’t know what it’s like
I’m here to help you 'cause that’s my type.
I’ll never treat you with any contempt
but it scares me just to hear you lament
now you’ll never be alone in this fight
I’m here to help you 'cause that’s my type.
that’s my type.

Since I can’t walk in your shoes every day
there is no way I can know your way
but I’m always hear to lend an ear and stand
by your side 'til your okay

But there’s one thing I want to say.

‘cause it’s a battle just to live everyday
so I will be with you every step of the way
and even though I don’t know what it’s like
I’m here to help you 'cause that’s my type.
I’ll never treat you with any contempt
but it scares me just to hear you lament
now you’ll never be alone in this fight
I’m here to help you 'cause that’s my type.
that’s my type

Even though I know I’m prepared
There’s a part of me that is so scared
still you know I’m there anyway
there’s just one thing I want to say.

‘cause it’s a battle just to live everyday
so I will be with you every step of the way
and even though I don’t know what it’s like
I’m here to help you 'cause that’s my type.
I’ll never treat you with any contempt
but it scares me just to hear you lament
now you’ll never be alone in this fight
I’m here to help you 'cause that’s my type.
that’s my type


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6 comments:

  1. Wendy...that is exactly how I felt too about George's song. Loved his son's participation too. It is hard to be a type 3...on the sidelines. Glad that George understands that it is our "type" too.

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  2. I'm loving your write up on this. And you posted the lyrics.. awsome!! we gotta share this stuff around y'know, everybody needs to see the strength of this community

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  3. George rocks in more ways than one.Thanks for sharing this!!

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  4. That is wonderful. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. I just saw this on your blog... this song made me cry the first time I heard it and it's so surreal to me that here it is, on my bb mama's blog.

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