Monday, July 9, 2012

Keeping the Bracelets On

I'm so not ready to go back to the real world.

Children With Diabetes Friends for Life Conference 2012 was AMAZING!!!  There are a lot of things I want to tell you about.  But I need to gather my thoughts and catch up on some sleep first.

It was so wonderful to see some of my best friends, and make some new ones.  It's always so incredible when you meet people from D blogs or twitter in person, because you already know them.  It's a feeling that's hard to describe.  And I got to meet some incredible people this week.  And spend time with great friends.

Volunteering at the You Can Do This Project booth in the exhibit hall was a very powerful experience. Since it's Kim's project, I want her to tell you about it all first.  But I would call it a rousing success.  

That's all my exhausted brain can come up with right now.  And I leave you with this shot of my bracelets.  Neither of which I am ready to take off.

Is it July 8th, 2013 yet?


12 comments:

  1. Glad you had a great time, Jess. From all the tweets and online activity, it sounded and looked like an outstandingly awesome time with all good people. Hope the first days back to the real world are smooth and stress-free, and I can't wait to hearing more about your experiences there at FFL.

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Look forward to more details in the future.

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  3. I haven't taken mine off either...and I'm not sure when I'll be ready to. Love you, Jess!

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  4. It was great meeting you! I took mine off, I will frame it with other items from #ffl12. I look forward to seeing you at #ffl13

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  5. mine's still on too. can't bear to take it off quite yet

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  6. Me too, me too! Though I think basketball will be the end of mine this week.

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  7. I took mine off, but it was a bittersweet moment. I love Team Green. xo

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  8. I'm sorry that I missed meeting you in person at the conference. My 9 yr old doesn't want to take hers off either. Although, it didn't quite mean the same when all the neighbor kids were asking her what it was for today. She wants to go back to the place where you don't have to ask!!

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  9. I took my bracelets off, but I can't seem to part with them!!!! I feel like I need to put them under my pillow or keep them inside a pouch next to my heart or something!!!

    Until next year...sigh...

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  10. My green bracelet broke last night and I was uber bummed out!
    Xoxo!

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  11. July 18th and I am still wearing mine. I just hope I don't lose it when it finally falls off!

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