Friday, May 13, 2011

My sisters from some other misters


Awesome Things - Friday

I grew up the middle child, the only girl sandwiched between two brothers. I never had a sister. I never felt like I actually needed one.

About 1 year after Elise's dx, some strange lady left a comment on my blog. That weirdo turned out to be
Laura. The day I met her, I knew I had made a friend for life. She was uber-fabulous, and just wonderful to be around. She has been through so much in the past few years and I am astounded at her courage and determination. She is also one of the most generous people I have ever met.

I can't remember how I met
Jess, but trust me when I say she is just as uber-fabulous as Laura. Jess is the only one I know as crazy-anal as I am, and I love her for it! Our families had Thanksgiving dinner together last year, and she put together a list of all the carb factors for the feast, including hand-drawn pictures. If you haven't read Liam's dx story... you should. You'll get a glimpse of just how strong of a person Jessica is.

Girls... I would not be this okay without you in my life. I love our Monday nights together; whether we're ordering french fries from our table in Mooya by phone, eating hibatchi in our sweats, or cackling like a bunch of crazy ladies over a cinnabon, I am a better pancreas because of you.

My awesome thing that I have done because of diabetes has been gaining two sisters that I never knew I needed.


  1. This is the nicest post!!! So glad you three have each other! Wish I could go out with you all some Monday night! :)

  2. I'm so lucky to know you, Jo. I seriously would not be where I am today (mentally) without you.

    You be the judge - - good place or bad place?? :)

    Thank you for being my friend and sister from another mister. You are the best sister I could ever ask for -- period!!!

    My word verification is - frignasi and in my head I'm thinking freak nasty. I may have lost my mind! Let me know if you find it.

  3. So, admittedly, I am JEALOUS! I love Laura and YOU...I would love to be hanging out on Monday nights with you guys drink? That would totally add...and karaoke would be fun too. "Pour Some Sugar in MEEEEEEEEEEE in the name of LOW...Pour some sugar in meeeee...come on boost me up...!" I SO would have OWNED that SONG!

  4. OK, so I think your post is sweet and all, but I made the mistake of reading the comments before I commented....
    I totally do that with the word verifications, too! Glad I'm not the only one!
    And I am now rocking to Def Leopard in my head...thanks, Reyna!

  5. You should start posting where you and the girls are meeting - some of us could show up one night.
    Probably not, but it would be fun!

  6. Awww, so sweet. Made me smile. :D

  7. I might just have to move now ;) I'd love to have some awesome D-mamas to hang out with on Monday nights!
    And these comments are totally cracking me up! I can totally hear Reyna rockin' the Def Leopard D-style :)

  8. This is such a great entry! I am so glad you shared this particular topic. I am finding being new at this my 'existing' friends are slowly disappearing (not just DD's, but mine as well). I am glad the future can look more positive than it does right now in this regard.

    Congratulations on having found two wonderful friends because of diabetes.

  9. Thats the most awesome thing ever.

    And yes. Im jealous. ;)


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