Monday, July 13, 2009

I heart my blogging friends.

Ok that last post is just lame.

Sorry! Maybe this will make up for it!

I have been thinking lately that there are some really cool people out there in the wonderful world of blogging! I have truly been touched this week in more ways than one by bloggers. Can I share with you why?

Chelsea, a long lost friend and fellow blogger came to my rescue with a REALLY cool belt that she made for the Princess' pump. (I am planning a post dedicated entirely to this so stay tuned) She read I was in need and came to my rescue! I was really touched! And it is awesome! If she had the time I would say to mass produce these things! SO CUTE!

I was blog stalking the other night and came across Shamae's blog. I cried when I watched the video about her daughter having diabetes. I sent her a comment and soon after that I felt like she was a long time friend. She sent me an email about a JDRF lunch the next day and wouldn't you know it SHE WAS GOING TO BE THERE! I had the privilege in meeting her and talking with her for a bit! I felt inspired by her and can't wait to read her blog more and maybe see her at more JDRF functions! Shamae, thanks again! I am so pumped about the Walk for a Cure!

I met Tristan a few months ago through a mutual blogging friend of ours. She emailed me after realizing the my daughter is diabetic. She too is diabetic and over the last few months has sent me the sweetest emails of encouragement and help! This last week she has received a CGM and is feeling the weight of diabetes. (I don't really know that for sure, but after reading her blog I am just assuming that!) I have been touched by her strength, and by her honest caring for people like me that she doesn't even know. Go give her some blogging love! I think she could use it!

Another old friend of mine, Aubrey, is feeling the stress of being pregnant. Her last post about weight gain and pregnancy touched me. She poured out her heart and I SO KNOW HOW SHE FEELS! Aubrey, hang in there!

Also there is Jill from Diabetes Sweeties. Her daughter is celebrating her 1 year D-Anniversary and Jill is celebrating her 1 year Blog-Anniversary. I have been reading Jill's posts for awhile now and every time I do I feel empowered to not let this disease get me down. She doesn't sugar coat it (no pun intended!) but yet she makes it all apart of her life. With her anniversaries coming up I wanted to send her a shout out...THANK YOU JILL! You have helped me, and taught me more than you will ever know!

Then there is AJSMOMMY she is new to this blogging community. Her daugher was just diagnosed with diabetes. I read her last post and all the feelings of when Princess was diagnosed all come flooding back to me. I cired. Why do we get so emotional over this time in our life? Reading her post brought me back to that moment. I can't help but feel for her. I pray that she can find strength!

I have met so many other cool people that have touched my life while I have been blogging. My hubby even mentioned to me the other day that blogging has really been good for me. Through every trial in the last 3 plus years that I have been doing this, I have been helped by so many! I am grateful for this community that some may laugh at, people that I call friends, but have never met! Thank you for sharing your stories so that other may learn. Thank you for your support and help to bring me up when I feel so down!


Jill said...

Awww Shannon... (((HUGS))) Thank you so much!! Blogging is such an important part of our lives and we have no clue how much we touch people until we're told.

When I first started blogging, it wasn't really meant for anyone to read. I just needed a place to put my feelings and tell "Kacey's Story" so when she got older then she'd be able to read the struggles we went through to get to where we are today. I started reaching out and reading other blogs and not even realizing how "popular" those people were. I posted to them and they posted back. It wasn't long before I was in contact with T-1 Mom's that had been through what I was going through. I didn't feel so alone in the world anymore. Locally there aren't that many Moms with T-1 kids. Kacey is the only one in her school and the other Moms that I've reached out to locally are not ready to grab my hand and march forward. Which is each his own. I was determined from the time we came home from PICU that I wasn't going to let this disease control us. Sure, we've had times where we've been down and I've been ready to throw my hands in the air but then I'm reminded that I'm the Mom and I'm the one who has to keep things going. By making diabetes such a part of our life, it's taught Kacey to be responsible at a young age and she's going to go very far in life. She's already made up her mind and said she wanted to be a RN/CDE but last week she told me that she thought she was smart enough to be an Endocrinologist ....and you know what? I think she'll do it too! She's so passionate about helping others that are going through what she is. She's embraced her diabetes and she deals with the curve balls she is thrown with such grace and bravery. As we approach her D-Anniversary, we're celebrating how far we've come! And as I approach my 1yr Blog anniversary, I can only hope and pray that I can continue to reach out to other T-1 Moms and let them know they are NOT alone! We've all been there. We all know how it feels. We've had the highs. We've had the lows. And no Mom out there should feel like she's a bad Mom because of this terrible disease. We're all wonderful parents because if we didn't care about our kids then we wouldn't be in the blogging world reaching out to other Moms.

Thanks again for the compliment!

I heart you too!!! :) (((HUGS)))

RaCeNMoMmY said...

I'm so glad to see you've made so many good blogging friends with common things as you are going through. You hate to hear that someone is going through such a hard trial but also nice to have someone to relate too. Oh & I really liked your post on things that should grow on trees, sounds like good things to me. A few things I would add- Shoes, mine are always disappearing & you can't have too many. And if were going to have a lunch tree, why not breakfast & dinner. I hate figuring out any meal. And Excedrin or your headache med of choice. It get's so chaotic around here, I get one daily. And seem to never have any when I need it.

Shamae said...

Your last post was not lame! I loved it!! Blogging is a great way to meet people and learn that we are all going through this together and having that support is just awesome! You are awesome! You rock as a mom and I could totally see that when I met you! Princess is beautiful and thriving. We have rough days but you are doing great! Keep it up and happy blogging!

The Piquant Storyteller said...

Thank you for your kind words about me. That made my day. When your Little Princess gets discouraged with diabetes, give her an extra big hug from me. I know how she feels. And great big hugs to you too, Shannon. You're an awesome person. You truly inspire me.

Chelsea said...

Shannon, it was so good to get to see you again! It has been such a long time. I hope your little Princess enjoys the belts and I hope they work out! I am just glad I had the resourses to help you out! :)