Wednesday, December 29, 2010


I cannot say enough about the Diabetes Online Community (DOC) --- 

There have been times since Nate's diagnosis that I have felt like the only people that understood me, supported me, lifted me up and really KNEW what I was going through are the people I have met online.  Yes, the people that live in my computer have at times been my saving grace.  I cannot imagine for one moment me surviving that last year and 3 months without the wonderful people in the DOC.

When I started this blog in September of 2009 it was for sole purpose of self-medicating.  My son had just been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and I felt scared and alone.  So, in my spare time (that's a joke) I decided to blog it out.  I honestly had no idea that anyone besides my mom and grandmother would read what I had written.  Today looking at my stats I can see that my blog gets on average about 250 hits per day 

---- What?  
How did that happen? 
My mom has a lot of time on her hands but NOT THAT MUCH time.  

People I don't know and a lot of people that I do know are actually reading my blog.  This fact makes me both happy and nervous!!  I never want to offend anyone but I always like to speak my mind.  I also know that I often come across as a raging, depressed, lunatic which has my grandmother adding me to every prayer chain she can get her hands on but I always feel better after I get my feelings out --- thank you for reading my words, hearing my thoughts, understanding my craziness and helping me get through it all.

Thank you for wanting to hear more from me!  This past month I have missed my blog and my DOC peeps so much. For me the nomination for Blogger We Wish Would Blog More could not be any more fitting for me personally.  I wish I would blog more!  I have missed it so much this month.  It has been one of those months where I have SO much to say that the words just get lost in my head and with so many other things going on I have not had the time to sit down and sort them all out.  I mean seriously, I still have posts sitting in my drafts that were supposed to be posted in November for Diabetes Awareness Month.  Oh well - January seems like a good time to get those out - no?

So, all of that to say that I am truly HONORED to be nominated and appreciate so much that someone (even if it was my mom that nominated me) actually wants to hear more from me.   Thank you, my friends.  Thank you!

Here are the others nominated in the same category:

Wil –
Becky –
Dana Lewis – needs to start a blog
Penny –

Anyone can vote!  Go check it out ---

The categories are fun and the people nominated are some of my favorite people in the world! 

GO VOTE, please!


connie said...

Congratulations!!! We luv ya and definately miss you when your gone, and I am with you on the DOC...they have at times been my saving grace :) After d came crashing down on my family I felt so alone and so scared, it's a beautiful thing to have someplace to go to where everyone 'get's it'!!!

Good luck, my friend!

I nominated you too! I love reading your blog and always always you warm my heart. I am so glad we 'met'. I love u lady!

Unknown said...

Congrats and WELL DESERVED my friend. I always get excited when I see a new post from you on my dashboard! xoxo

Love you! And you so DO need to blog more! Of course... there is that pesky little thing called LIFE... and D.... and KIDS... and... yeah, I know it's hard to find time sometimes. Just know that your adoring fans can not get enough! And Grandma's prayer chains? Bring in on, Granny! We ALL need the extra prayers!

Amy said...

This is why I look forward to your posts . . . you are so gracious and so giving and so FAIR! I mean, look at you for posting the links to others in your category. So sweet

Blog on, sista . . . . blog on!

Unknown said...

I'm thinking January or February are perfect times for D awareness posts :)

I love your blog and I love that our paths have crossed. Keep up the great work...and YES I'd love to read more from your little nest!!!!

Tracy1918 said...

You big goober! We all love you---not just your mom!

Keep blogging!!

Denise said...

I agree with Tracy (and all the others)!
And who doesn't enjoy seeing pics of your cute kiddos, especially Super Nate!! Keep them coming :-)

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