Today is a very sad day in Colorado, where TeamWILD is headquartered. Twelve innocent people are dead and many more are injured as a result of one man’s insane actions in a movie theater last night. I can’t help but think about what happened, and wonder WHY?
Why do people act with such violence, such seemingly random violence? What sort of pain must that young man have been in to cause him to take such horrifying action?
My heart is heavy. And I’m very sad. I was a school administrator during the Columbine shooting and I remember what I thought then, and I think this still today, the antidote is community, connection and love. I think we are called to get closer, to love more transparently and to ask the difficult questions of one another, so no one slips by unnoticed.
In part, it is out of a desire to create a place of support and connection and learning that I have dedicated my life to bringing TeamWILD into existence. Diabetes can be so isolating and heavy and overwhelming to manage every day. The antidote, for me, is to be an athlete. And be an athlete in a community of people who understand what it takes.
These three photos are a celebration of wellness. We can stay isolated in our diabetes or we can move out of our aloneness and share our stories and be fit together.
My prayers go out to all those directly touched by what happened last night. And my love goes out to all of us as we connect and remember to love each other, even and especially in times of loss, pain and sorrow.