Gratitude For Each of You

By pixsidust Latest Reply 2012-02-01 15:26:37 -0600
Started 2012-01-05 23:34:53 -0600

I want to express a gratitude that I have for each of you.
The willingness to read, listen and reply willingly to those with questions, concerns or daily upsets is so wonderful.

There are many here committed to this site. Their wisdom, life's experiences and compassion reflect through their answers and discussions. People really care here. If they do not know an answer they try and look it up or give food for thought. They listen and nothing is silly.

I have been comforted, educated, reproved and encouraged with the greatest of Love. I am profoundly attached to many of you.

I know its not possible but I hope you all live forever. I can not imagine this place without each dear voice. I love you and want to express my deepest gratitude…Christy

68 replies

MewElla 2012-02-01 10:13:26 -0600 Report

I truly appreciate each and everyone on this site. You have been a tremendous source of strength for me when I did not think I could get through a lot of days. God Bless you all, my friends!!

lacat87 2012-02-01 10:31:38 -0600 Report

I'm sure you have also helped a lot of people too. I feel the same way about this site. Love it!

flipmom 2012-01-31 23:54:29 -0600 Report

i second that!! I'm also grateful to friends here .. I dont come here or post regularly but i read and find that we have a little something to offer and has helped me a lot… big thank yous!!!

pixsidust 2012-01-22 15:45:22 -0600 Report

Because so many of us really care, love and are thankful for you
Does your family have your log in for diabetic connect
to let us know how you are in case some thing happens?
Please educate them, we need to be told your status when you can't!
I do not want to lose one of you, never to know beyond the silence

jayabee52 2012-01-31 23:30:54 -0600 Report

Actually I do have a word document containing what I want done when I pass away. My son Jon knows where to find it and is instructed to contact folks on DC to let y'all to know of my passing.

pixsidust 2012-02-01 00:03:26 -0600 Report

The thought tears at me…
I am glad that is there. I hope everyone gives credence to your importance here. We need to know. We look for you daily and value you ever so much

jayabee52 2012-02-01 00:15:17 -0600 Report

why thank you! I plan to live as long and healthy a life as I am able.

On the other chand I know how quickly life ebbs away as I learned from my Jem falling asleep talking to a friend on the telephone and then not being able to rouse her the next AM. That was quite distressing for me.

Additionally there are folks here who have my cell number and have my son Jon's cell number in case I don't answer or call back within a day or two.

In a way my losing my internet connection for better part of 2 weeks also showed me that DC will continue to be the same wonderful place without me.

nanaellen 2012-01-09 23:20:35 -0600 Report

Christy, You took the words right out of my mouth!! I haven't been on in a while but now that Christmas is over I'm sure I'll be spending more time here on DC and just like you I am GRATEFUL for ALL I have learned here!! I've gotten more information here than from ANY Doctor!! I LOVE this place and the people!! Hope you are well and Happy New Year!! Ellen :)

pixsidust 2012-01-10 00:18:49 -0600 Report

So glad to see you! I feel so grateful for my family here!

GabbyPA 2012-01-09 07:40:23 -0600 Report

Thank you for these kind words. They make me want to cry. You are a very special part of this site as well and we would not be who we are without you. This is a very special place indeed. Very special.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-08 18:39:24 -0600 Report

Christy, I have not known you very long. I know that you are a knowledgeable, caring person. You are a true blessing and I am honored to have met you. Thank you for simply being you.

pixsidust 2012-01-08 19:41:19 -0600 Report

Joyce, I really care about you and from your background I can tell you that you are bright and talented. It will take me another couple of days to reformat your resume. I have had some real home burdens. Joyce, we are both broke but God will see us through!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-08 22:36:38 -0600 Report

Christy you know you are also talented. We can use these talents to benefit ourselves and others. One thing that I didn't put on my resume is the opportunity I had to be in a documentary for HBO. The name of it is Abe: The Real Lincoln, Honest. It was the worse experience of my life yet it was a lot of fun. I have walked down the Queens Staircase in the Bahamas. These steps are the steps that led down to slave ships during slavery…very horrible feeling. I was locked in a solitary confinement cell in Alcatraz, yet I never ever thought that I would have it in me to play the role of a slave on an actual plantation complete with a slave graveyard and slave quarters. We never know what we will do in life or what life will throw at us. We will be successful in the end. I have faith in all of us.

pandalays 2012-01-09 02:07:36 -0600 Report

Omg! In Alcatraz? In 2009 we visited that place.Though went through the full soundtrack never thought i would hear from someone who was there even if it was for a documentry.

pixsidust 2012-01-08 22:52:16 -0600 Report

Thats amazing to have that experience. To come close to that piece of History even though it was heinous. To look at it that close without it being truly your trial but the memory of one…
It can be put on! also what is this History project? What will you do?

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-08 23:01:25 -0600 Report

I will be helping him move archives to another location. He is also working on a book about an African American family whose letters date back to the 1800's just after slavery ended. I help him type them from copies of his originals so they can be displayed. When he displays the original letters, a typed copy is placed with it so it can be read without being handled. He is currently an appraiser of African American Artifacts on Chesapeake Collectibles on PBS and also is a former appraiser on Antiques Roadshow. He has more artifacts than a lot of the museums here in the city. It is because of his role as a Commission For Historical & Architectural Preservation board member, he helped preserve the Elementary School I attended. The building is over 150 years old and one of three oldest African American schools in Baltimore City. All three are in my community and one is still being used as a school and it is over 100 years old. I love History.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-08 22:28:50 -0600 Report

Thank you. I will be working with a friend who is a historian for a couple of weeks. That will get me through. I will also be learning a lot more history. As long as you have love in your heart, the ability to care about others in your time of need, you will never be broke. :>)

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-07 06:04:37 -0600 Report

Christy you words were beautiful, and you're so right. This site has become such a strength and "go to" place I also loved your individual prayers. It's no wonder your name is Christ-y. Through him we will all live forever! Have a blessed day my dear friend, Louise.

pixsidust 2012-01-07 09:13:53 -0600 Report

Louise, Welcome to the family of friends who gather under the one roof of Diabetic Connect. You, people are important to me and I want you to know that. Your contributions, discussions and the kind words that you just gave me are life changing. Thanks for the friend request. I am honored!

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-07 21:46:37 -0600 Report

Looking forward to your friendship! This place has brought my new way of life into a new perspective as I live life differently I always remember that at DC I always belong! We all DO!

Caroltoo 2012-01-07 00:07:38 -0600 Report

Your words are spoken with kindness and love, and you are very, very much appreciated, Christy. When you had concerns about your potassium level recently and went silent for a while, we missed you and hoped for your return and prayed for your health. When you shared the story of rescuing Elizabeth, we felt her fear, then hope and happiness through your words. You paint a beautiful word picture and leave us in awe.

pixsidust 2012-01-07 00:17:50 -0600 Report

Carol,you are the strong sister I never had. You know the meaning of love in action. I care so very much for you and thank you.

Elizabeth is perched waiting for me to turn a water drip on for her at the sink. She is putting on weight and loves to drink fresh dripping water.

Caroltoo 2012-01-07 00:25:32 -0600 Report

Elizabeth sounds much more patient than my Pippin is. When he wants something he stands in the middle of my keyboard and headbutts my chin. If I stop and hold him, he loves and purrs, then jumps right back up to do it again until this poor human finely understands and goes to fill his food dish. I think I'm getting pretty well trained!

Thank you for your words of caring. I'm feeling a little uncared about for the last couple of days … just found my house was burglarized. It is such a jarring feeling of violation! Despite feeling hurt about the loss, I'm angry to realize that I'm that vulnerable. Thank goodness it happened when Wayne and I were both out of the house.

pixsidust 2012-01-07 01:13:44 -0600 Report

Carol, You are in my prayers! That is awful! I am so glad you both were safe!

Protect Wayne and Carol
Guard their home
I pray for a return of belongings and the people to be caught
Thank you for their safety
Heal them from the feelings of trespass, vulnerability and lack of human respect.
Let there be comfort and peace
In Jesus Name Amen

Caroltoo 2012-01-07 12:06:20 -0600 Report

Thank you, Christy. I awakend this morning feeling much more peaceful after the hot oil bath and a good night's rest.

pixsidust 2012-01-07 12:21:08 -0600 Report

Morning brings new perspective! I noticed you named your cat after a Tolkien character. Are you a Tolkien fan? I certainly am.

jayabee52 2012-01-08 23:49:33 -0600 Report

I really got into his books too. The movie version didn't do it full justice, however.

Another writer I enjoyed who wrote in a similar vein was CS Lewis and his Lion Witch and Wardrobe trilogy.

Young1s 2012-01-09 00:53:11 -0600 Report

One of my earliest reading memories was of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. I think it stuck with me because his writing made me feel like I was in the story and actually experiencing the adventure; rather than just reading about it. Needless to say I was excited when the movies finally came out. They weren't as good, but I wasn't disappointed. It's always better to read the book because, as you said, the movie usually doesn't do it justice.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-08 22:39:43 -0600 Report

I loved the books. I read them back in the '70's but have not watched the movies. My sister watches them at least once a week. I might take time to watch them…I loved Middle Earth.

Caroltoo 2012-01-07 12:27:56 -0600 Report

I am a Tolkein fan, but cat's name came from a previous owner. He is from the Humane Society. Wayne calls him Peter, because it sounds similar and he can remember it.

dietcherry 2012-01-06 17:47:41 -0600 Report

Aww Christy!! Ive said it before but its worth repeating: you are truly a Blessing to each one of us! When I praise my DC family members to friends/family in the "real" world, you are definitely one that comes to mind!! Thanks for all you do for us! Much love to you my friend!!!

Young1s 2012-01-06 08:47:16 -0600 Report

You know what, Christy? I feel the same exact way about you. You express yourself beautifully through your words. It is a gift and a blessing. You are a blessing to each of us. You reach out to us from your heart to give and receive kindness, a stern voice, guidance and timely prayers. For that I am truly grateful. I couldn't imagine DC without you, either. As James said, you are well loved and greatly respected. I hope you know that and never forget it. Be blessed.

jayabee52 2012-01-05 23:50:38 -0600 Report

well thank you so much Christy for your love and gratitude. I consider YOU one of the newer stalwarts of DiabeticConnect. I also love and respect you greatly also!

To your better and continued health



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