Monday, July 20, 2009

Happy 1yr. Blog Anniversary

Today marks my 1yr. anniversary of blogging!

This time a year ago, I was bottled up with so much emotion and I was looking for an outlet. Someplace I could write down what I was feeling and not worry about anyone getting upset. I looked into online journals and then I ran across Blogger. I didn't even know what a blog was a year ago! I created my own....made it private....and began to pour out my most inner feelings. It wasn't long before I made my blog public and found that I wasn't alone. There were other Moms out there feeling exactly the way I was. They were either going through the same thing or they had been through it already and offered so much advice and just the support I was needing to get through daily life. Then I started to get in touch with other adults with diabetes. Many of them very successful and it gave me a whole new outlook on things. My child wasn't dying with diabetes, she was LIVING with it. She can live a long and healthy life if taken care of! I became more active in the blogging community and I began to share myself with others. As new Moms came into the blogging world, I was able to offer the same support to them as I was given when Kacey was diagnosed. It felt good to be able to "pay it forward" and tell them, "It DOES get easier." Even though some days are rougher than others, we still push forward.

I'm not sure where I would be if I hadn't started this blog and put myself in contact with everyone. I'm SO very thankful to be a part of this community and I'm even more thankful to call each and every one of you... MY FRIEND! Thanks to each and every one of you who have posted to me along the way. Just a few simple words were not left unappreciated. You all are my backbone and each hold a special place in keeping me strong!

So on that note.... Happy ONE YEAR Diabetes Sweeties! We look forward to MANY more to come!

(((HUGS))) to you all!

2 comments:

Wendy said...

(((HUGS)))

So happy to have found your friendship on this journey!!!!

mom2wendy said...

And to you, THANK YOU for the reminder that Kacey is LIVING with diabetes. Every once in a while, I need that. Happy Anniversary and keep the news and updates coming. Keep your focus up and forward!