March 10, 2011

Happy Bloggy Birthday to Me!

So I just happened to notice that my first blog post ever Celebrate You was posted one year ago today!  I went  back and re-read it.  I thought that it would be fun to repost it today in honor of my 1st Blogging Birthday :)

First, let me say that a year later, I still Celebrate You!  I have learned so, so much from the DOC (Diabetes Online Community).  I am so thankful for the knowledge, comfort, support and most of all friendship that you all give me every day!  Looking forward to another year with all of you!

Celebrate You...A Note to Fellow D-Blogging Mommas!
originally posted by Misty on March 10, 2010

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!

Ally's Kindergarten picture, taken a couple of months before she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. 

(P.S.  I use this picture a lot.  I think its because I want to remember her with that oh so carefree smile!)
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. I remember when you started blogging Misty! Happy Blog-o-versary GIRL!!!

  2. I second Joanne! Happy blog-o-versary! Diabetes and celiac disease are both new to us, but having all of you to help has been a lifesaver!

  3. How sweet!! Happy Blog-o-versary Misty!! SO HAPPY I know you!!

  4. Happy Bloggy Birf-day to you!!!!

  5. Today I celebrate YOU...and the journey that has yet to unfold :)

  6. Happy blogging bday! Great post! and ditto to what Wendy said, celebrating YOU today and the love and support that YOU have given.

  7. Happy Bloggy Birthday to you! So glad to have found you and several other D-mom bloggers over the past few months and to be joining you all!

    Btw, I love that pic of Ally...and totally "get" the looking back at it and remembering the carefree smile...I feel the same about Charlotte's pre-D pics too.

  8. I'm so glad you found your way to us!! Congratulations on wonderful year!

    Love you!

  9. So happy to have "met" you!!! Here's to many more years of blogging and friendship! :)

  10. Happy Blog Birthday MIsty! I am so glad to have found you...


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