March 10, 2010

Celebrate You

Celebrate You...A Note to Fellow D-Blogging Mommas!

My name is Misty and I am new to this blogging world! For a year now we have been living the same life as many of you. A life that we did not ask for. A life that we cannot change. A life where our little girl has to pay the price for a senseless disease. Our daughter, Allison, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes on February 10, 2009. She was just 5 years old. On that day, our whole world changed!

But today, I want to CELEBRATE You! I want to celebrate that Hallie introduced me to this online community. I want to celebrate that so many of you have reached out to me, welcoming me into this group of people who understand what our life is like. I want to celebrate that some of you forced me, ok...encouraged me to write this blog. I think it will help.

In fact, it already has. You see, I was only introduced to you and your blogs a couple of weeks ago. Once I started, I couldn't stop reading them. As I read some of them, I felt like you were writing the thoughts right out of my head. Others were compelling, some were shocking! I have smiled, laughed and cried at your blogs.

Ally noticed that I couldn't pry myself away from the computer and she asked me what I was reading. I explained that I was reading about other families who have children with Type 1 Diabetes. She was interested. "Mommy, can I read it too?" So I let her write a note to a couple of girls her age. She received a note back from both of them and is ecstatic! (Thank you ladies!) She wants to know all about them. She made me print their notes and she ran to find an old binder that she could keep them in. They were so special to her that she would not let me punch holes in them, so we had to find page protectors! She is scheduled to be Star of the Week in her 1st grade class in a week or so. She has been waiting for her turn for a long time and has about 20 "special" things that she wants to take in to share. This afternoon she told me that her MOST special thing is now her binder with her "new friends" in it and she can't wait to take it in to share with her class. :)

So, again, let me CELEBRATE you! Connecting with others who understand is already making a difference for me...and even better, for Ally!!


  1. Welcome to the blogging world! Your girls are beautiful! Can't wait to get to know you through your posts. :)

  2. Yeah! So glad you're blogging now! Can't wait to read more!

  3. WELCOME!!!! Your girls are gorgeous... and so is your blog!!!! =) I love the pure chocolatiness of it!! (ha ha is that a word?) Anyway - welcome! =)

  4. WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!! Awesome :) I'm so happy and I totally LOVE the name/theme!!!!! Chocolate Rocks...and so you you!

  5. Hooray! We are so glad you have joined the blogging world! I know how much a difference it has made in my life. Writing down my thoughts and having friends help, listen or give a virtual hug. :) I will add you to my blog list asap!

    Welcome friend!

  6. My little girl Oakley was diagnosed at 5 too! That was 4 years ago this coming week. We still take it a day-at-a-time! You know....that is just how you live with diabetes! I too love that I found all these other moms! This is

  7. Hi Misty! WELCOME. I just started myself like a month ago. It is sooooooo therapeutic. I didn't even like to write prior to this. These women are AMAZING. I am at

  8. Aw, how sweet she is, keeping the notes in a binder! :) Welcome to the d-mommy-blogger-world - glad to "meet" you!

  9. Yay! I'm so glad you've started a blog! It looks AMAZING!!!

    I hope you find the same peace that it brings me! It's just nice to know that others are out there... dealing with the same things! It's a blessing! And I'm glad that Ally is benefiting from it, too! It's not just good for us, but it's good for our kids, too!

    Love you, Misty - even though we've never "met"! The cool thing about this family is that that's how it works here! And we will meet very soon!

    ps- what's that I see in your pic? Is that GYMBOREE? Are you addicted like Tracy and I?!?

  10. Nice to "meet" you! I'm new to blogging world as well, and I look forward to getting to know you better. :)

  11. awww Misty- what a great job you have done! I know I'm not a "member" of the club here but I'm very glad there is a way I can keep updated and maybe just maybe be a little more informed about the struggles you guys go through on a day to day basis. Good job :)

  12. I just found these ladies about a month ago too and I am also addicted! I just sit here reading and crying and feeling so VALIDATED that I am not the only one feeling that way! I am at
    I was freaking out a little reading about your situation at school as I am sending my Emma off in the fall to kindergarten...


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