Moments of Wonderful

…rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Moments of Wonderful - …rather than a lifetime of nothing special. A diabetes blog.

Heroes and Friends

Today, I am supposed to write about my diabetes heroes. There are plenty of people with diabetes who are doing “big things” – Supreme Court Justice, race car driver, professional football player, country singer, American Idol (almost), Olympian, Miss America, and the list goes on.

Thankfully, I find my heroes much closer to my heart.

These two beautiful women have been such an encouragement in my life. They have been living with diabetes for twice as long as I have and are determined to not let it stop them from doing everything they want to do. They are amazing advocates. They also have the ability to make me laugh like no one other. Our hourly daily text messages to each other are a combination of social media observations, diabetes support, and all out ridiculousness (discussions of Fun Dips and ceiling tiles included).

Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.
~Bob Riley

If you’re looking for a hero, the diabetes online community is full of them. I am honored to call each of them my friends.

Scott S. – 42 years
Martin – 31 years
Scott J. – 31 years
Jacquie – 20+ years
Lee Ann – 33 years
George – 21 years
Jess – 18 years

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
~Christopher Reeve

The picture of Kim and Jess was proudly borrowed from Jess. I told her I wanted to use it in a blog post, but I didn’t exactly tell her WHAT post.

  • Brad S. says:

    Great pictures. Great people.

    May 20, 2012 at 11:45 am
  • Jess says:

    are you TRYING to make me cry first thing in the morning?

    thanks, friend. you’re my hero too.

    May 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm
  • Mike Hoskins says:

    Great post full of awesome heroes, indeed! Thanks for sharing this, Sara!

    May 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm
  • Leo says:

    There’s a hero…if you look inside your heart…or the internets, for that matter. After Gosling, and Banting, you all would be next.

    May 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm
  • Michele says:

    You guys are ALL my heroes! I love your perseverance (Hebrews 12:1-2), your ability to laugh at yourself, and your compassion and empathy for one another’s pain. Plus – you make me laugh!

    May 20, 2012 at 10:58 pm
  • shannon says:

    awww <3333

    May 23, 2012 at 4:02 pm
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    I love that picture of Kim & Jess!

    And thank you. You are just as much a hero as any of the rest of us.

    May 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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