I'll never forget one of the questions my mom asked my Nurse Educator at the Barbara Davis Center, was whether or not I could still ride horses. She had tears in her eyes at the thought I couldn't do something I loved so dearly. My educator, of course, eased her worry and told her Diabetes was not the end all, we could do absolutely anything. Over the past three years, I've had some challenging moments, emotional moments, and some truly amazing moments. I've met individuals from this forum and at other get-togethers, who have truly inspired me to challenge myself beyond what I thought I was capable of. Children and adults who do more in their life, and overcome more then I could ever imagine. " One of the most inspirational quotes I read right after diagnoses, and I said it in my very first post on this forum, was by Randy Pausch, "You can't change the cards you are dealt, Just how you play the hand." It is something that I have found applies to just about anything in life. Or as my brother says, "It is what it is." I think you all agree when we say, Diabetes does not define who we are; it is simply with us for the ride. Thank you for the advice, support, and "listening ears" each of you have provided since I joined in August of 08'. I am still very "young" in regards to my diabetes knowledge, and the information and insight provided here is absolutely endless. As to my mother and to that one very first question she asked my educator. Diabetes has not slowed that passion down one bit.