It’s been so hard (and it’s taken me way to long) for me to put my thanks into words and I’m not really sure why.
Maybe it’s because the past 3 weeks have been a shit storm of crap in every sense of the term.
Maybe it’s because I’ve been working so hard to wrap my head around what’s happened and play catch up with my life.
Or maybe it’s because whenever I think of how everyone in the DOC has been there for me, I’m literally rendered SPEECHLESS.
Never have I felt more love and protected than I have this past month. When something bad happens to you, you learn what really matters in life.
You learn how strong you are and what real strength is.
You learn that God/Buddha/The Force (or what ever you believe in) has provided you with a magical bullshit filter that only allows you to focus on what and who is really important.
And you learn the meaning of what a true friend really is.
Every single one of you in the DOC is a true friend and for that, I am truly “the richest man in Bedford Falls.” Wait a sec; I’m not George Bailey! But I do indeed have a wonderful life and fantastic friends.
And lets face it, the DOC coming to bat for yours truly has caused so many freaking bells to ring this past month that all second class angels have now sprouted wings. GREAT BIG ONES!
Big shout outs of thanks and love to every single one of you out there in the Diabetes universe!
But I’d be remiss (WOW and sidebar, because I’ve never actually used that word in my blog before) if I didn’t mention a few friends by name.
FULL DISCLOSURE: I know I’m forgetting some people and I will say I’m sorry in advance:
Scotty J- Thanks for talking/emailing/calling when everything hit the fan! YOU ROCK!
Crystal: Thanks for your continued positive IM's and creation of my tiara and sparkly eye patch avatar.
Lora: Thanks for getting the whole “One Eyed Willie” thing started, for continually making me laugh, and for always making me smile.
Jamie H: Thanks for making me laugh and providing other folks on twitter with avatar eye patches and for putting together such a wonderful pirate collage!
For the army of pirates out in the twitterverse- you know who you are – and what you are is a FABULOUS crew!
Kerri: Your flowers and emails brightened my day more than you will ever know-THANK-YOU.
George: Baconator General, thanks for being there! Talking to you on Friday morning made taking the tests so much easier! You are my friend and I love you.
To The Brothers Bacon, George and Scott: Thanks for sending me the gift of bacon in the form of a pillow – and brightening up my day in the process!
Elizabeth Arnold: Your continued DM's made me stronger and your own strength helped me latch on to mine-THANK-YOU!
Stacey Divone: You are not only a real life CRUMBS Cupcake Fairy, but also a top-drawer friend to boot! Soon we shall dine on CRUMBS in IRL!
Ellen & Melinda: I am so grateful for Twitter, because without it, we never would have become friends!
Dave Nevins: Your emails were filled with positive vibes and pep, and pirate flags-I appreciate them more then words can say!
Babs,FCAnna, Sajabla,Rpederse,Heureste- THANKS for the advice and the laughter!
To the Kellys cubed: Thxs for making me laugh!
Karen: Knowing that your there means the world to me!
Cherise: Your prayers and awesome attitude never cease to amaze me!
Rachel: You and I both deserve a vacay sista!
Scott S: You make me laugh and I love your honesty!
@SamoliPirates for following & saying to me : "Aye, is a pleasure to follow your fine pirate booty!" That just made my day in more ways than one!
Leeann: We are doing lunch VERY soon!
Hannah: For just being you!
Cara and Casey: Thanks for your continued good wishes & prayers!
Manny: For making me smile and bringing lots of love and positive vibes my way!
For every single Parent in the DOC who emailed me or commented via the blog. You guys continue to teach and amaze me every damn day! Your kind words and positive vibes made me strong.
And special thanks go out to any and all I’ve failed to mention by name.
I’m grateful and filled with gratitude for everything you all have given me- and I'm a better woman for having received your gifts of love and compassion.
Thank you from the bottom of my imperfect pancreas!!
PS Below are pictures of some fine Pirate Booty sent from the likes of Stacey Divone, Kerri Marone Sparling, and George and Scott, my "Brothers in Bacon!"