Back in April I found out a "friend" had told another friend that I tweeted about Diabetes too much. And enough with the Diabetes talk. Wow. It hurt. It felt like no one gave a shit about what was going on and really didnt take this disease seriously.
I deleted my twitter account. I made a new one. And I dont know how but The DOC found me. Some of the first I tweeted with were @Collenau @em180 @colcalli @linda4thecure. They welcomed me and taught me all about hasgtags and #bgwed and that I could tweet to my hearts content about Diabetes! I found a group of PWDs who took me in. Let me know I was not alone and showed me how amazing this community is. My twitter fam is huge now almost 500 followers all pretty much from the DOC!I love each and everyone one of them. You all are amazing and Id be lost without you. Twitter is what started my adventure into the DOC.
I was home.
And then a friend of mine suggested with a few others that I start a blog. I talk alot and they figured why not write?! I have to say it was the best thing I ever decided to do. The first ladies I connected with were Reyna, Laura, Lora, Heidi, Hallie, Heather and Wendy. I now found another group of people mostly mothers who were dealing with the same things I was! As I kept blogging I found so many more D mamas!! Strong, funny, courageous, compassionate, selfless woman who I love so much.
You ladies are my sisters, my friends, my family. I only hope I have given each of you atleast 1/4 of what you have given me.
When I hear this song, its as if it was written for the DOC.
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I'm found
Was blind, but now I see
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved...
Diabetes is a long, hard, nasty road most of the time. And while I would give anything to rid my son of it and all of you as well, I am beyond grateful to have all of you amazing people by my side taking the journey with me.
They say everything happens for a reason. Ive struggled for 2 years to find the reason for Justices diagnosis...
I think it was to lead me to YOU.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND NEW YEAR! MAY YOU ALL FIND YOUR SILVER LINING AND BLESSINGS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.