Because today was about the missing pieces of an entirely different sort of puzzle.
So last night around 10pm I was emailing back and forth with someone (who shall remain nameless because I've yet to ask her if I can print her name) about the Diabetes On-Line Community, and she said something like: I get really excited when I hear about people who are bringing the community together. Keep doing what your doing, there are a lot of people with diabetes who feel lost out there - Glad your around!
And then I said something like: Thanks & yes, the DOC is so important. There are so many people with diabetes who have felt lost & then found again when they discover the DOC. And there are so many more who need to find the DOC in order to find an important piece of themselves in the process.
And she totally agreed.
So why am I telling you this? Because that's how I feel & that bit of the conversation has been on my mind all day.
Bottom line, we all feel lost sometimes, diabetes or not.
I like to thing that each of us is made up of puzzle pieces that make up our life and fit our body and soul. Those puzzle pieces make up who we are and what we believe.
And when our pancreases break, we feel like a piece of our own unique puzzle is lost for ever.
And yes, that's true. And that missing puzzle piece brings up all sorts feelings of being incomplete - If we let it.
But the Diabetes On-Line community allows us to fill in the missing piece and replace it with a sense of peace, (see what I did there? ) because we develop our diabetes voices, a strong sense of who we are, both personally and as a community.
And we develop incredible skills of empathy and tenacity to help anyone who needs it, including ourselves.
That piece of peace isn't 24X7, diabetes or not, that's just impossible.
But knowing it's there when we need it most my friends, is beautiful.
So remember that when your in the middle of a shitstorm, because it's like having your own electric Plow Boy to shovel through all of life's mucky terrain~