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.

Friends for Life 2012: First Thoughts

  • My first thought is that I need to plan my vacation timing better. I leave for a family vacation tomorrow, which does not give me enough time to process Friends for Life right now.
  • I was lucky enough to have Kim fly down a few days early to spend some time with me before we headed up to the conference. That definitely deserves a post of its own.
  • I knew we were “home” when mere moments after arriving at the conference, we were stopped by a mom who spotted our arms sites and wanted ideas on how to make those work for her daughter.
  • I had more conversations than I can count that made me want to laugh and just as many that made me want to cry.
  • There are several songs that I will never listen to the same way again.
  • Friends with diabetes are a very special thing.
  • Diabetes burnout does not care how much you know about diabetes or how good your meter averages look.
  • Scott Johnson does not fit in my car.

  • Just try to feel like you CAN’T do something while working in a booth reminding people that they CAN do it, that they ARE doing it.
  • There were so many times I just know I was in the right place at the right time, doing exactly what I was supposed to be doing, having the exact conversation I was supposed to have. It was not a coincidence, it was not an accident.
  • I have spent way too much time laughing at this GIF.

  • Kim says:

    THAT GIF! #epicmaybe

    July 10, 2012 at 11:30 am
  • Kerri. says:

    I love this post. But I might love that .gif even more. (And is it nerdy to call it a .gif, or am I supposed to call it a gif? I’m .confused.)

    July 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  • Jess says:

    cannot. stop. laughing!

    great summary of the week. i felt the same way too. and that gif is awesomesauce. 🙂

    July 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
  • Scott E says:

    After just reading a sad dblog post, this one put a real smile on my face. The GIF is funny, the bullet above it is authentic. (By the way, does one pronounce GIF with a hard G, or does it sound like the peanut butter?)

    July 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm
  • Scott K. Johnson says:

    Ha! That damn car of yours! That was maybe one of the most frustrating, and funny, moments of the trip! It’s almost as funny as the jif (see what I did there Scott E.?, No idea what is correct though…).

    July 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    • Sara says:

      LOL! It’s G like GREAT!

      See what I did there?! 🙂

      July 10, 2012 at 3:27 pm
  • George says:

    That picture of Scott made me LOL and the .gif is awesome!!!

    July 10, 2012 at 5:31 pm
  • christina says:

    still singing “big guy in a small car”
    Enjoy your trip – say Hi to alexis – come visit me next. Love you

    July 11, 2012 at 12:11 am
  • Shay says:

    wonderful, amazing and hilarious picture and .gif. i laughed so hard! also, i will never think of Adele the same either…ever. really enjoyed hanging out with you and the gang. it was the best part of my year. love and hugs, friend!

    July 11, 2012 at 9:55 am
  • Wendy says:


    Meeting you and sharing such special moments was definitely a highlight for me 🙂


    July 12, 2012 at 2:36 am
  • shannon says:

    i don’t even get half of the references in this post but i know and epic gif when i see it, so i’m smiling anyway. 😀

    the shot of scott is pretty amazing as well.

    July 13, 2012 at 5:59 pm
  • Alexis says:

    I want this on my iPad somehow. <3 you girls!

    August 5, 2012 at 1:51 am

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