Wednesday, November 21, 2012

So Much Richer

One of the most magical things about the Diabetes Online Community is when online friends turn into offline friends.  When you can get together in real life.

Colleen is in town for a few days, so last night, a group of us got together for barbecue!

Photo courtesy of Jon

I'm down there at the end next to Charli.  Bob was also there, and Scott, as well as Barb and Jon.  And a few other friends and family members.  We ate good food, swapped stories, and laughed.  We tend to get a bit rowdy when we get together.  Shocking, right?

Charli and I

Meetups like this are good for the soul.  I can feel it deep down in my heart.  I love these people.  These strangers who have become friends.  As Thanksgiving approaches, I am so thankful for the friends I have made in the DOC over the last two years. I have found love, support, and acceptance.

Thank you, DOC.  You make my life so much richer.  Happy Thanksgiving.


  1. Meet ups are to my mood what insulin is to my blood sugar ... only meet-ups bring my mood UP. ;)

  2. It's is awesome... It makes me smile. I feel the same way when I get together with other d-moms. My hope for Elise is that she finds a group of her own as she gets older, and recognizes how wonderful it can be.

  3. D-Meetups are such a blessing. This post should totally be added to the Diabetes Blessings Week list. :-)

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. What a great looking group of folks! So bummed that I missed out on a chance to meet Colleen! That would have been worth the drive! :-)

    1. Awww, thanks! That's a long drive!!

  5. That table is getting longer and longer!