December 7, 2010
Picture this: My husband and I are driving down Hwy 15-501 (in Durham, NC) on Friday evening after a dinner date. I am just blabbing away about Christmas gifts and suddenly my husband says, “Brandy! Look on the bumper in front of us! DiabetesSisters!” I got so excited! I have seen DiabetesSisters magnets on the vehicles of the women who attend our local PODS meetups and Lord knows that I have sent out many magnets in the mail to members who bought them online, but to see a magnet on the car of someone you don’t know is….well, I guess it’s like being a singer and hearing your song on the radio for the first time! I was ecstatic! To think that three years ago I knew very few women with diabetes (and none at the friendship level, really) and now I have the opportunity to blow my horn, smile, and wave at my DiabetesSisters on the road!
As a woman with diabetes, it is amazing how something small like that can lift your spirits! To a woman with diabetes, seeing a DiabetesSisters magnet on someone else’s car is like driving down the road and having someone whisper, “I just want you to know that you are not alone in your diabetes! I have diabetes too! And, together, we can do this!” It is so incredibly empowering! It makes me feel like we are a strong, cohesive group and we can accomplish BIG things! J If you are interested in donning a DS magnet on your car and increasing the Sisterhood, we are offering a free car magnet with the purchase of any t-shirt this month: http://www.diabetessisters.org/get-involved/buy-a-diabetessisters-t-shirt
So, if you were on Hwy 15-501, turning right onto Mt. Moriah Road around 7:30pm on Friday night and you drive a Hyundai Tucson with a DiabetesSisters magnet on the bumper—I saw you, Sister! And it made my day to know that I was right behind a woman who “just gets me!”