My head is still swimming with all of the Children with Diabetes ~ Friends for Life amazingness!
It's hard to even know where to begin when there are so many things to share.
At the moment, we are in Atlanta at my mother's, visiting with her, my sister, and her family. Oh, my mother fessed up and told me she already has a flat screen TV, so we're trying to figure out what to do with the one we won. ;) We have been telling stories around the dinner table and reliving some of the highlights of FFL with them. It's been wonderful thinking about all the amazing people we met and all of the amazing conversations we had.
I'm planning to put together another 'picture post' of all of the fabulous DOC-ers we met...as soon as I can get the pictures from my mother's camera transferred to the computer (although I'm sure Ubergeek has already done this and I'm just using the wrong computer at the moment!)
I also can't wait to tell you about the amazing experience Bean had at the Omnipod booth with her biggest fan.
Until then, I think Meri summed it up very well...."It was more of a family reunion with people who don't know what it means to be artificial."
So true. Being surrounded by all those green (for those with T1) and orange (for family of those with T1) bracelets. Knowing you were surrounded by others who understood the life you are living. Having an instant bond with complete strangers. Giving hugs to friends you have never met IRL, but read them and thus feel like you know them already. Truly becoming not just friends, but family, for life in just a few short days.
It makes me smile just sitting and thinking about it. A smile that can warm you to the core and sustain you through the tough times. A smile that you know 3000 others can smile, too, and that is just the most amazing feeling in the world.