Tuesday, October 22, 2013

In Memory of Shamae...

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan, Annie


You hear of those connections, you know, the connections between people, such as law enforcement or soldiers... the type of connection/bond that forms even with those you may have never even met. You rise when they need you, hurt when they hurt and when you lose them- you lose a part of yourself.

It may sound odd, but I understand that connection. Don't misunderstand, I do not think I am even remotely on the same level of a soldier or law enforcement. I just know what its like to have that connection with someone... because of the DOC.

Five years ago(as of yesterday) our lives changed forever. I spent about nine months lost. Then I found blogs...

Shamae's blog was one of two blogs I originally found and quickly fell in love with(Jill's was the other). All I could think was "I can't believe I'm not really alone". "There are others out there that feel this way". It was all so hard to believe, but it was also the start of healing for me and I will forever be grateful to her for that.

Not long after, the Sunday Night Chats began. It took me a while to muster up the courage to join in(I'm a little self conscious and all), but when I did, you can not possibly understand how much I looked forward to those chats. We literally sat up for hours, sometimes ridiculously late, laughing our butts off like we had been best of friends all our lives. I smile just thinking about it, but it also makes me a little sad that we allowed it to end. Especially now that it can never possibly be the same.

Makes you realize how important it is to keep in touch with those you love.















11 comments:

Nicole said...

You described the connection perfectly. LOVE YOU and beautiful post!! <3 <3 <3

Heidi / D-Tales said...

Perfect quote! Forever in our hearts for sure!

Hallie Addington said...

Thats a great quote! I totally get it, too. We have this link that time, distance, and even things like never having met in person can not break. Love you, friend!

Amy said...

I know how you feel....there is now and always a part of us missing. Beautiful post!

Misty said...

Love <3

Joanne said...

Perfectly said. How I miss those chats. A lovely post for a lovely friend.

Meri said...

I love this. I love you! I'm so glad to call you my friend! I used this quote with my sky pic today so I'll never forget it. <3

AjsMommy82 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that quote!!!
So glad you joined us for those chats! I never knew that you were shy! ;)
It wouldn't of been the same without you just like it wont be the same now without Shamae!

Kris said...

I miss the chats. We need to do them more often.

That was beautiful. Lots of love to you! SCL and MTW

Sara said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I have a weekly google hangout chat with some adult type 1s and I can't even comprehend what I would do if I lost one of them. This diabetes community support is a "crazy, happy" thing!

Tammy Amommy said...

I don't know how I missed this. :( I saw Loren's post yesterday and cried. As a mostly-lurker and sometimes commenter, I am not always "in the loop". How heartbreaking!

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