I love that you have such a positive and also a "it is what it is" attitude/thinking about all of the things you have been through. My husband has that very same mindset and I am happy that he has passed that way of handling "the daily grind", physically and mentally,on to our son as well. He always tells our son that he's never going to use it as a crutch or a way to feel sorry for himself. And whenever somebody here's the story of the family line of T1D's and their stories, on my husband side, they always respond with sympathy and pity, which I understand and use to do. The first thing my husband will say is don't feel sorry for me because I don't want to feel sorry for me. He just goes on about his business and tries to do the best that he can with what he's got. Thank you for sharing your story.