Without You (DC and Friends) Reposted

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-06-30 20:16:47 -0500
Started 2010-06-30 01:15:35 -0500

To everyone here at Diabetic Connect, I would like to say, "Thank You."

This has been a very exciting, interesting and educating (6) six months.
Every one here has proven to be priceless and invaluable as friends, family and support.

Without your support, understanding and humor, dealing diabetes would have been frustrating, although possible.

"Thank You"

( Without You ) …

This is dedicated to all of the diabetics in support groups or roles, aiding others in their time of confusion and need.

Without you, the words, the feelings, the confusion I would have never been able to overcome.

Without you, the first steps, although hard, sometimes small and painful, may have never been taken by myself.

Without you, the meaning and causes of diabetes would have remained a blur.

The desire to know and to understand would not have come and each day would have been darker than the day before.

Without you, the process of trying would have ended with the first stumble and ultimate fall.

But the extended hand and warm smile said,
"Try again," after brushing me off and pointing me in the right direction again and again and again.

Without you, waiting patiently as I learned my lessons, some faster than others, I may have skipped some lessons altogether, creating major setbacks later on in life.

Without you checking up on me, making sure that I was fine, caring for my needs of comfort when necessary, seeking nothing in return.

Taking the time to teach, while enduring your very own pain, yet always managing to smile.

Without you, my journey as a diabetic, may have been brief and disastrous, instead it has been warm, educational, loving and supportive.

Allowing me to appreciate life, my life, even more, making it much more meaningful, understanding and fulfilling.

Without you as the inspiration of success,
the role model that I strive to be like,
to imitate proudly, knowing that I am the proof that what you have shown and instilled in me actually works, making me an extension of you.

Without you, none of this would have been possible.

I must now teach what has been taught,
I must give back what has been gotten,
What I have seen, must now be shown.

One day these very same words will be said to me by another diabetic and I will always remember the person who took my hand and started it all, the one who started this process of hope, and self healing, and that person is you !

It would not have been possible, without you.

And for this, I will be forever grateful.

M.C. Mays Pulliam

10 replies

petals 2010-06-30 11:36:41 -0500 Report

Mays, you are an inspiration to me and you have taught me so much, so thank you!

MAYS 2010-06-30 20:16:47 -0500 Report

My thanks go out to you and every one here, you are the true inspiration.
An inspiration because as a diabetic, you continue to seek out, not the truth, but rather the knowledge of diabetes, the what, when, where and why, which in the end will be the basis for a cure one day.

I do, because you do, I seek because you and others seek, I continue because you are my inspiration, I learn because you teach, … Me !


gregsteele 2010-06-30 11:15:30 -0500 Report

MAYS DC has made my journey so much easier without yall i would still be lost i still have much to learn as my journey has just begun you have given me so much inspiration and hope , i know that every time i come back you will have posted another link or some new info that will make our lives easier or make us stronger for that i will be forever grateful please keep it coming thanks for all you give my friend love to all GREG

MAYS 2010-06-30 20:07:34 -0500 Report

Greg, Thank You very much !
Together, (if not for us, but for others) we can all contribute to diabetes and it's continued research by communication and documentation, continue your journey and take us with you, me especially, if I can't be a participant to making someone's life with diabetes easier, I'll settle for being a spectator.

Diabetics, as a whole, get stronger everyday because of one another, together we can do this.


Roy531 2010-06-30 10:35:23 -0500 Report

Mays, you have truely been an inspiration to me, your knowledge and research has helped so many people here, myself included, and I hope it continues, I know I need it as well as others. You have been a good friend and that is something that makes you special to me. God has Blessed you and in turn has Blessed all of us here on DC

MAYS 2010-06-30 12:46:37 -0500 Report

You're a class act and a true friend.
You have proven to be a source of inspiration and stabilization here at DC.
You stand firm in your belief and principles, yet you keep an open mind subject to growth, always giving an encouraging word to others.
A realistic father figure to us all, you are truly a role model worthy of imitation.

I am the one who is truly blessed to have a friend such as you and others here at Diabetic Connect, I am honored to say, as a friend, "Thank You."


monkeymama 2010-06-30 10:22:03 -0500 Report

Thank you MAYS! You have been a great friend and support person here. You have brought a lot of great things to all of us here. Keep up the journey you see to follow in your heart. Just remember, you can do it. Don't allow a bad day bring you down.

MAYS 2010-06-30 11:26:47 -0500 Report

Thank you.
I have never been one to allow bad times or sour notes to get me, or anyone that I could possibly help, everyone here at DC has been both a help and inspiration.
In life, our journey towards betterment and enlightenment never ends unless we allow it to.


alanbossman 2010-06-30 07:26:15 -0500 Report

Thanks Mays you are a inspiration to us all. Your thoughts and support are always very helpful. I hope the next 6 months are just as good.

MAYS 2010-06-30 11:29:31 -0500 Report

Thank You !
You have been a source of inspiration and emotional support with your comments and no nonsense approach towards life and I appreciate that greatly.