Monday, March 28, 2011


Last week, I couldn't WAIT for Friday!

Is this unusual?  No, not exactly.  But I was especially anxious for Friday to get here for one particular reason...

photo courtesy of Colleen.

This was my second "official" D-meetup (unless you count the time Barb and I were at Panera for three hours and closed it down...then it's the third)!  Myself, Barb, her dear husband Jon, Mr. Bob, and Colleen.  Colleen, it was lovely to meet you! Wish you lived closer.  And Scott, we missed you!

And we went to Gates BBQ.  Yum!!!!

I am so very blessed to have four--count 'em, FOUR--other DOCers here locally.  It's such an incredible feeling to get together and talk to them face to face.

But here's what I really want to talk about.  Barb has really become a dear friend of mine.  She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  So, now not only does she have the D to worry about, but cancer too.

Barb is looking for someone else out there who has dealt with both Type 1 Diabetes and cancer.  If you know anyone, please let me know or contact Barb through her blog or Twitter!  Please pass the word!

And please go read Barb's blog.  It's inspiring.  She is handling all of this with such grace and hope.

She is my hero.


  1. Ahhhh Jess. . You are so very kind. Thanks for this post, it means so much! You too have become such a dear friend to me. I can't imagine battling all this alone and I'm so happy to have you cheering me on!
    Love to you Hon! (and J)

  2. You are the sweetest Jess! And my best to Barb...that has got to be difficult.

  3. YAY for D-meetups!!! And Barb - I'm keeping my eyes and ears open & sending positive vibes your way!

  4. Great picture! Love a D-meet! <3