Friday, July 16, 2010

Celebration!

There are only certain people who can truly understand what it’s like to live with diabetes. Only certain people who can truly understand what it’s like to love someone with diabetes. Only certain people who can truly understand what it’s like to be responsible for someone with diabetes. If you don’t live it, you can never really know.

I’ve been blessed in that I fall into only 1 of these categories. I know what it’s like to live with diabetes. My family and my close friends know what it’s like to love someone with diabetes. And my mom and dad understand what it was like to be responsible for a person with diabetes.
So I dedicate this post to all the people who wake up at 3 a.m to do a blood sugar check on themselves or their child. To the ones who understand that juice isn’t part of a snack, but a low blood sugar treatment. To the people who understand the value of a battery and good health insurance. To the spouses and significant others who see us at our worst, and still love us.

We are truly remarkable people. Each and every one of us. We live life to the fullest. We laugh, we love, we care. We cry together, we share inside jokes, we find things we have in common (OTHER than diabetes). We debate, we agree and disagree. Sometimes we agree to disagree. We fight for each other.

We remind each other that there’s someone out there to talk to. Someone who understands. We give diabetes a voice.
Today is my 300th (is that a word?) post. When I made my way into this world in April of 2007, I had no idea what it would mean to me. Some three years and three hundred posts later I thank God each and every day that I found this place of understanding and acceptance.
I’ve made friends with some of the most amazing people in the world. Many I’ve met in real life. Others I am still anxiously waiting to meet. But I know I can call each and every one of you my friends. And for that, I thank you. You are better than any therapy I think I could find.

Thank you for sharing your life with me. Thank you for letting me share my life with you. You’ve blessed me in more ways than you may ever know.

Oh, and you guys are the only ones who will ever totally understand my obsession with bacon and cupcakes. :)

8 comments:

Rachel said...

Congrats on #300...

And mmm...bacon. No comment on the cupcake...

Karen said...

Oh now, there you go, making me cry!!! Happy 300th and I'm so glad to have you as one of my closest friends!!! Off-line as well as in the D-OC!

type1emt said...

Happy 300th!(and I agree,all D-meetups should include bacon,cupcakes,or some combination there-of)

Katie said...

Amen sista! And congrats on 300 posts. I am thankful for you and your blog. We definitely keep each other going. =)

Pieces of My Life said...

((HUGS!!)) I'm so happy to have (virtually-but-someday-IRL) met you.

And now...I want bacon. :(

meanderings said...

And I've enjoyed EVERY post!
Wow!

Pam said...

I'm in the category of caring for someone with T1 - my 9 year old daughter. And I'm so grateful for all the wonderful people I've come to know in the DOC. I learn so much from other parents and from adults who've grown up with D.

Congrats on reaching 300 (posts, that is, not BG!).

Becca / SingleWhiteDiabetic said...

Beautiful post! Happy 300th.