I found all these wonderful people with d-connections beginning in 2005 when I was diagnosed with LADA.
They are wonderful! They’ve answered questions. They’ve calmed me down. They’ve sent me stuff I need. They’ve commented on this blog. They’ve met me. They’ve become friends of the bestest kind.
This weekend, the husband of one of them, Ryan, died.
It sucks, big time sucks. Meri posted one of the fantastic photos of Ryan, and I sat and prayed on Sunday morning while looking at his great smile. And then, that afternoon I read that he died Sunday morning.
Finding friends in the DOC has been MasterCard priceless. Meri is one of those friends. I’m not a parent with a diabetic child but she is one of my favorite people. She encouraged me! As most know, she has 4 sons, 3 have Type 1 Diabetes. And she wrote to me with positive, You Can Do This comments.
Whenever I post, I’m reminded of the book, The Little Prince. My favorite part?
“You must be very patient,” replied the fox. “First you will sit down at a little
distance from me–like that–in the grass. I shall look at you out of the corner
of my eye, and you will say nothing. Words are the source of misunderstandings.
But you will sit a little closer to me, every day . . . “
Having Diabetes is not fun. Finding friends in the DOC who take the time to encourage others fills me with love for all of us. Losing one of these friends, makes me very, very sad.