So I didn't make it to FFL, and to say I was bummed would be a complete understatement.
I cried. I was so happy for everyone who went don't get me wrong but I actually missed these people who I have never met before. Crazy huh? Not really. They have been my back bone, my friends, family, my shoulder to cry on, friend to laugh with and partner on D crime for the last few years.
I am so honored to know these people through my computer, and I believe I will get to meet them and let them know just how much they mean to me very soon.
This week I had a D-cation of my own.
About I don't know how many months ago Hallie (the amazing Hallie) sent me a link and email address to a D mom who had found her blog, and had a recently diagnosed daughter.
She lived in Vegas so naturally Hallie thought of me!
I immediately reached out to her and we emailed back and forth and facebooked each other for a while.
We finally got to meet at the JDRF walk but it was so brief as I was super busy :(.
But we stayed in contact thought text and Facebook.
And finally a get together and then another.
Then there was this weekend which was epic.
My AC went out and I had to stay at a hotel for a night as it is 114 degrees in Vegas.
Well my Dmama friend and her most gorgeous lil type 1 joined us.
To have that same same, to have the kids see each others Dexcoms and meters and feel safe is an amazing feeling.
We laughed because we could never tell right away who's Dex was going off, or who left the strip on the floor.
Her daughter is younger than J and watching him check her bg, support her during a site change and just get it when she is high or low is a feeling that I can't explain.
The next day we spent up in the mountains for a picnic that she was so amazing for inviting us to.
They checked together, calibrated together, counted carbs together, took insulin together (J is on a pump break more on that later).
Justice and her walked hand in hand, Dex sensors side by side.
Some would've seen the marks left by diabetes but this particular day all I could see was the beauty.
I am so glad to have met Racheal and today I thank Diabetes for my "Friend for Life".
Love you Chica!
***This week I get to meet a friend who lives in my computer. No hints but I will say its going to be wonderful!**