Friday, February 10, 2012

Diabetes Doesn't Get Credit For That

This week has totally flown by!  It's hard to believe it's been an entire week since some of my best friends were here.

Last weekend was magical, as it always is whenever DOC peeps get together.  A number of those present for #Febtoberpalooza (don't ask me why it's called that- ask Brian).  Kim's written a post about it, as has Sara, Brian, C, and Bob.  But I'm throwing my two cents in anyway.

It was a wonderful weekend.  I laughed harder than I have in a long time.  It didn't matter what we were doing--driving in the car, eating BBQ, going bowling, or getting ice cream (which we might have done three times)--it was all so much fun.

Like Kim, said, it soothes the soul.  And I agree with her and Sara that we're all just friends at this point.

And that's what we are.  I didn't tell people that my diabetes online community friends were coming for the weekend.  I told them my friends were coming.

We may have all met over the internet because of diabetes, but our friendships are so much more than that.  Diabetes may be what brings us together, but it's not what keeps us together.  Diabetes doesn't get credit for that.

photo courtesy of Courtney

I feel so incredibly blessed to call all these people my friends.  And I CANNOT WAIT till I get to see all of them again!  Is it July yet?


  1. You forgot custard and my teeth look REALLY white.

  2. I love reading about how much fun you all had and I'm so glad you got to hang out. And I really really really hope I'll be able to make it to FFL this year!!

  3. I love reading about all of y'all meeting up together! Even if it does make me jealous. :P

  4. Seriously though, I can't believe we've known each other less than a year. And I can't believe that we now count the weeks/months until the next time we see each other! :)

  5. Love reading about this. Thanks for writing it, Jess.

  6. And all God's diabetics said, "amen." ;) I can't wait either. And "soothes the soul" is the best way to describe it!! Love every last one of you!

  7. i thought i already commented on this! thanks for the smiles!