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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Meri, Meri, Meri


I love all my D-Momma friends that live solely in my computer, but I've always been particularly drawn to Meri.

Part of it is her story; 4 boys, three of them with diabetes. How does she do it? How is she not insane by now? What is her secret?

The other part is just plain who she is; funny, sweet, quick with encouragement and a kind word. Her writing would make me laugh out loud and I always thought that we would get along famously if we ever met in real life.

Luckily for me, that happened this past week during our trip to SF. We first met for lunch, and there was never any awkwardness at all. It was like two old friends who had A LOT of catching up to do. I loved hearing about her life, her family, and I started to see why she is able to handle such a crazy life.

Then, Fred Elise and I were invited to dinner at her in-laws. If you're ever in the Bay Area, and you get an invitation to dine with Meri's in-laws... DO IT! In a word, yum.

Once we were there, and had met everybody (Ryan, his Mom and Dad, Ryan's sister, the kids and Lawton too!), the puzzle pieces all fell into place. Meri's secret is simply this; she is an amazing woman, surrounded and supported by amazing people.

And I was lucky enough to spend some time with them. Thanks Meri, I had a blast and can't wait until we meet again!

6 comments:

  1. I loved seeing this picture of you and Meri! Makes me feel like SOON there will be a picture with all of us :) can you imagine all us D moms together? Talk about an Oprah show! LOL

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  2. Joanne, Joanne, Joanne! Thanks for the love. :)

    Is Elise feeling better? I've been praying for her...I hope she's able to enjoy the family this weekend! But really...kids always find a way to enjoy themselves, even when they are miserable. And I'm sure Elise, with all her happy spunkiness, will find a way too.

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  3. I'm so thrilled that the 2 of you got to meet in 'real life'. What a blessing.

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  4. Yes that is a blessing to be able to actually meet a d mom in person . And most especially Meri I dont know how she does it . Wow like Kelly said could you imagine all of us in the same room , yeah either an oprah show or a dr . oz show. LOL !!!!

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  5. Okay, I can stop obsessing trying to find it...
    it was Penny 10/28
    http://threeyearsfree.blogspot.com/

    :)
    Just loved it b/c it shows light at the end of the tunnel and full of hope. ...which i am sure is not easy day-to-day.

    later!

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  6. Fun!! I'd LOVE to meet both of you in real life!! love ya both!

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