The people whose lives I get to be a part of because they share it on blogs in the Diabetes Online Community. The adults who have been living with T1D for years and can offer insights from their lives that give me a glimpse into and a hope for Bean's future. The moms and dads who care for their child(ren) with T1D and understand the ups and downs that come with having a child with D.
From random run ins in the lobby and by the elevator to 'semi-stalking' in the sports bar, getting to hang out with PWDs, D-Moms and D-Dads created some of the most cherished memories I will carry with me forever.
with the fabulishous Kelly
one of the most famous 'ze bloggers' Kerri!
the totally cool Scott K. Johnson
another amazing PWD, Sara
the "I'm running out of StarBurst because I'm
running low" Karen
my effing fav PWD from Canadia, Scully!
and, yes, it is Canadia, not Canada!! ;)
super awesome D mom, Wendy
another fab D-Mom, Misty
the 'I didn't have time to put on my stripper shoes'
wonderful D-Mom, Lora
awesome D-Dad, Tim
his super cool wife, Heather, was there, too, but I missed
getting a pic with her somehow!
Like I said, it was AMAZING to meet all of these awesome people in real life. To hug them, share stories, laugh, drink, and just BE with them made FFL 2012 something I will always treasure.
...still to come about FFL, Bean's biggest fan and an introduction to a new friend and blogging D-Mom!