Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Biggest Supporter

It is day 3 of Diabetes Blog week and the topic is "My Biggest Supporter"

Today I want to share with you the person who has been my rock, my biggest supporter since that very first day that type 1 diabetes became a regular part of my vocabulary. Here's the dilemma...

I can't pick just one!!!

I have a few people in my life who have been instrumental in keeping me sane, lifting my spirits in moments of despair, showing me that life goes on and my girls will be okay. They have laughed with me, cried with me, cursed diabetes and rolled with the curve balls that D has thrown our way.

They have been my D-angels, blessings in my life and irreplaceable.

D-Angel #1-

My husband, Richard...

He has been by my side from the moment we first heard the words "your daughter has diabetes". He cried with me, he held me, he was strong for me when I could barely hold myself together. He has picked up prescriptions, done 3:00 am blood sugar checks so that I could sleep... even though his alarm was set to go off at 4:30 am so he could get ready for work. He has been there through it all, without him I would be lost and I am thankful to have him in my life. He is an amazing father to my girls, he loves them unconditionally and I am blessed to call him my man :) I love you honey!

D-Angel #2-

My best friend, K...

She is truly the ultimate best friend...we live over 1,ooo miles apart from each other but I never feel more then a phone call away. When we talk I feel like she is in the room with me, sipping coffee and crying, laughing or contemplating life with me. She has a way of making it all feel okay...even on my lowest of low days she can make me smile and help me see the brighter side of life. She will let me talk for hours about diabetes and never make me feel like I am boring her with talk about my daughters blood glucose numbers or diabetes facts :) She always wants to know more. I know that we will be BFF's until we are old and gray and I look forward to many more years of friendship with her...luv ya K!

D-Angel #3-

My sister-in-law, N...

Not only is she my sister-in-law, but she is godmother to both of my daughters. She is a true D-Angel for my girls, they adore her and love her so much. She has always made a huge effort to be a constant part of my girls lives, we don't live in the same state but you wouldn't know it by the way the girls talk about their nina. You would think she lived next door to us. She has not only been an angel to my kids but she has been a huge source of support for me too. We talk on the phone weekly and she is always quick to offer love and support on those tough days when I am on the brink of a serious cry-fest. Thank you N, for the constant love and friendship you have given me.

I have so many others who have been a huge source of love and support, nieces, nephews, moms and dads...grandpas' and grandma's, nana's and everyone in-between. I am thankful for all of you in my life who have never given up on me or my family, you have loved us and given me the support and friendship I have so desperately needed. You all know who you are :)

A true friend is someone who will always be there for you...even when you have nothing more to offer them then love...

The greatest gift ever.


  1. OH Connie...so glad you have such a great circle of support in your life. They are all like angels aren't they???

  2. I love how you refer to them all as D-Angels! That is perfectly the way to describe them!

  3. I think it's so nice that you didn't pick just one. You have a whole team behind you and I love that you gave them all a pat on the back!

  4. I love that you have support of such wonderful people! I have a sister in law angel too! How lucky are we. :)

  5. D-Angels... what a wonderful term! I just may have to use that one! =)
    Wonderful post, Connie!

  6. So lovely. I'm so happy to know you have so many supporters you can't pick one - that's a great problem to have!

  7. I love hearing about these wonderful D-Angels. God bless these special hearts.

  8. D-Angels is a lovely way to put it. :)