I love Scott's post, and agree with what he said. But I wanted to share my own thoughts as well.
This was the first JDRF event I've attended since I was a kid. Actually, that's not quite true. My husband and I did our local walk two years ago by ourselves. But I felt so lonely at the walk that I didn't want to do it again last year. So I didn't.
Now, if I could do it with some other local PWD, then I'd jump at the chance!
Anyways, back to the meeting. Besides the yummy salmon salad I had, there was some great conversation. I meet some wonderful new people. I did sit by Scott at first, since I'm kind of shy and he was the only one I knew. But everyone was really friendly, and it was great to talk and swap stories.
I've written before what I think about the JDRF supporting adult PWD. Living with D as an adult is HARD! We need support, and Regan (the Outreach Coordinator) and my local JDRF chapter are taking some great steps in that direction. Connecting with others in my community going through the same thing is wonderful.
There was a lot of discussion about what we want the group to look like and the kinds of things we want to do. I left feeling encouraged and empowered, and I'm excited to see what the future holds for our small but mighty crew. I'm looking forward to getting more involved!