Friday night I headed out to see the girls compete in the regional synchronized swimming meet. Competition started around 4, and I didn't show up until about 7. During one of the routines, Mom pointed out a little girl who has diabetes. I've heard about her before, and this mother has wanted to talk to me for a few years. I asked my mother where her mother was, but she was a judge, so she was poolside.
A while later after all the team routines were done, the little girl was near us and her mother was standing behind me. She went to ask her mom for a sip of water and as she walked past me, her eyes never left my pump. And then I hear "mom, mom! she has an insulin pump." And so I walk over, "hi, I'm Briley. I'm on the Catalinas." The mother tells me how her daughter has the Omnipod, and asks if I saw her swim. I had, and I start to explain how I've been wanting to meet them for a long time, and then my mother walks and the CWD mother says, "Oh! you're Cynthia's daughter!" We talked for a few more minutes until the mother had to go back down to the pool.