Sunday, November 09, 2008

D-Blog Day


Back in 2005, when I wrote my first D-Blog Day post, I was a part of a small, but passionate group of people determined to tell our stories, to reach out-- to connect with others affected by diabetes.

And now, just three years later, we are hundreds strong-- and still growing.

Wow.

Sometimes it just blows me away, how rapidly this community has become a source of support for thousands.

A force for change for millions.

A group that continues to remind us all (on an ever-growing scale) that, as we struggle with everything this disease throws at us and our children, we are never alone.

I am humbled to be part of such an amazing, inspiring community.

You guys rock.

22 comments:

Minnesota Nice said...

Take care, Sandra. Hope you are easing into the cold weather.
Happy D BLog Day.

Sandra Miller said...

Thanks, Kathy.

I'm afraid that, no, I am not easing into the cold weather.

The older I get, the less fond of the cold I become.

And watching my garden die back always makes me sad.

But the kids are starting to get excited about the prospect of snow, so I suppose I'll get into the spirit once we get out on that sled hill again...

Happy D-Blog Day to you, too!

Lee Ann Thill said...

I know I'm grateful to have found this community, your blog, and all the blogs. Happy D-Blog Day!

Colleen said...

Does that mean we'll see another video of the hill sledding?

Happy D-Blog Day!

Sandra Miller said...

Lee Ann-

Thanks.

I'm glad you found us, too. :-)

Colleen-

You bet it does!!

Caro said...

Happy D-Blog Day Sandra.

Much as the slide may be the silver lining in the winter snow, perhaps this community is a silver lining to diabetes.

Man was I jealous of that slide last year!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Happy D-Blog day! So glad to watch Joseph and the rest of the fam growing up.

Jillian said...

Happy D-Blog Day! It's great to have you here, even if it is because of such a crummy disease. Your words always remind me to be thankful for my mom and all that she has done for me over the years.

phonelady said...

oh sandra that blog is so true and I only wish I could write like you .

talesofmy30s said...

No, no, YOU rock. :)

Kerri. said...

Thank you for the perspective you've given me over the last few years, Sandra, and for everything you do.

type1emt said...

Happy D-blog day-thanks for being there.Your blog rocks.

Molly said...

Happy d-blog day! I've so enjoyed reading your posts.

k2 said...

Sandra -
You rock as well!
Happy D-Blog Day.
k2

Chris said...

Happy D-Blog Day.

Thanks for sharing with us all. We have a great community and people like yourself make it that much better.

Live long and healthy.

Allison said...

Happy D-Blog Day, Sandra! I definitely count you and your family among my more memorable one-on-one meet-ups. I hope to see you again soon!

Scott said...

Sandra, I cannot believe I forgot to include your blog, you were like my third or fourth addition to my RSS reader! I hope you'll forgive me, as I did mention "I can't mention everyone here" but it still amazes me what life was like before this community emerged!

Sara said...

Happy D-blog day! I can't believe how many of 'us' there are - I am still trying to get caught up on all the posts!

George said...

Happy belated D-Blog day. I was running around all day I am playing catch up today.

You were one of the first people to comment on my blog when I started and I appreciate all you do and share with all of us.

You are an amazing person and an awesome mom and I am proud to be involved in this community with people like you.

Snackrifices said...

happy d-blog day!

i'm really thankful i stumbled across your blog out here among the masses. having a parent's perspective is really helpful. makes me more understanding of my own parents.

Hannah said...

It's belated, but happy D-Blog Day to you. I look to posts like yours to remind me of what my parents were probably going through when I was your son's age--I love gaining perspective.

Bernard said...

Happy db day Sandra. I hope your winter proves mild. Having come from Ireland where the fall, winter, and spring would sometimes seem like one longish season, I like the sharp contrasts here in Massachusetts.

God bless.