When The Superhero was diagnosed with T1, I longed for a connection with other people going through the same thing, the same life we were.
I found some online support in a forum and that was adequate for a while.
Then I met some local mamas and we became friends on facebook.
And it was there that they would post links to their blogs. I had never read a blog or ever even thought about writing one until I started reading their posts.
Reading their posts and the comments from other people and feeling the "SAME" from them, I had never felt so connected. I felt like I found a place where I belonged.
It was around The Superhero's 1st Diaversary that I decided to start my own blog.
Not long after, several of us who would read and comment on each other's blogs, we started a weekly chat.
We had the BEST time getting to connect in a "live" setting.
Our chats were one of the highlights of my weeks each week.
I don't think I had ever laughed as much as I did on Sunday's!
These women became more than just "bloggers in my computer".
We became a sisterhood.
Friends that were more like family.
Slowly overtime, we started to use facebook more and more, and chats and blog posts became fewer and farther between.
We were able to kept up with each other in a different more "real time" way.
Shamae was one of these women. She blogged. She chatted. And she sure made us LAUGH!
She was more than a friend. She was family.
And I am beside myself in saying that she has passed away.
I am still in shock. As I am sure many in the DOC and her family are. It feels so surreal.
Shamae, you will be so, so missed.
Know that your girls will hear stories about you and will know what an amazing mom you were.
Love you, friend. More than words.
*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child and a child with Allergies/Asthma. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*