I have been gearing up for this year's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes on September 17th. Our Team will be walking together and wearing new team shirts (not year specific so we can wear them in walks to come)... they are also going to be gifted to team members, so let me know if you would like a shirt (even if you can't make it to the walk). I have spent loads of nap times working on a video (link at the end of the post) that will hopefully give you a little window into our little world.
I want to add, that my husband and I have had many discussions on the subject of not wanting to wear out our welcome with our friends and family when it comes to JDRF events. His point was that we should just do one event a year instead of two because we don't want people to get annoyed with the cause. He also pointed out that there are gobs (my word, not his) of other worthy charities across the globe and everyone has different passions, loyalties, etc. Good point, I know.
My point was/is that
A) I know. There ARE gobs of other worthy causes to support. In fact when someone takes time to spend thought, word, or deed directed toward Juvenile diabetes I always think... "they could have been building a water well, or feeding hungry kids across town, but today, they did something that effects little ol' me and my lil ol' family!"
and on a different note
B) If you get worn out/annoyed/sick of me/fill in the blank... I have to pretend I don't notice. My little girl gets stuck with something sharp, on average, 10 times in a 24 hour period and relies on a little pink computer, that is literally plugged into her body, to keep her system running. If the least I can do is to try to raise awareness, funds, and/or support; I will be doing that until I am blue in the face or until we find a cure.... if we lose a few friends because of it, then who needs 'em.
But seriously, I do hope I'm not annoying anyone already! We are close to a cure, so hopefully, just as you begin to roll your eyes and "huff and puff", we won't have to raise money or awareness anymore!
All that being said; please know that we send out these things with the intention of raising awareness of a need for a cure. We do not expect a wallet to come out every time we send something or invite you somewhere. We have been so humbled by your continued spirit of giving, but the friendships and love mean just as much, if not more.
If the website gives you trouble, let me know and I will try to help.
Enjoy.......... Bug's video
Have a Great Weekend.... Especially all of my teacher friends, one week down!