This month went by rather quickly. I did not get to post every single day as I had hoped I could. Unfortunately life gets in the way sometimes. There are many many people I can write about and honestly, it was difficult not being able to write about everyone I think everyone should be aware of.
There are so many in the community that have touched me and been there for me. All of them mean the world to me and I love them all like family. There is one person who I must mention because we share a bond like no other. Of course that person is Scott Johnson.
Scott, like so many, was the first person to ever comment on my blog. I could not believe anyone would read what a loser PWD like me was writing but Scott did. We quickly hit it off and before long he was staying in my house meeting my family and hanging out for a weekend. I had the pleasure of spending a long weekend at his home and met his family.
One of our close friends called us Soul Brothers and to be honest that is what it feels like. We didn't know each other for very long and yet it felt like we grew up together. It's weird and awesome all at the same time.
Besides diabetes, we have lots in common. We both married our high school sweethearts. We both have two kids, 1 boy and 1 girl. We also share a love of rap music, diet sodapop, clicky keyboards, Pulp Fiction, grilled cheese sandwiches, and video games to name a few. I am at home when Scott is around and have been from the very first second we met.
If you read Scott's blog than you know him. He is honest and himself always. Scott is every bit as nice and friendly as you think he is. The way he comes across on his blog and online is how he is. So accepting and encouraging of everyone and everything everyone is doing! There is no bigger cheerleader in the DOC in a non pom pom way of course.
Scott is someone I look up to both figuratively and literally. He always finds the silver lining and holds on to it with a hope like no other. His faith that everything is going to work out in the end has been proven time after time. It is one of the reasons I love him so much. He keeps me fighting for myself and my health. Like a coach who motivates and is always there for his team.
I talk about how much the DOC means to me and how I don't know how I could live without it which is true. Scott is my rock, my brother, my best friend, my family, and inspiration. He has saved my life countless times and has inspired me to do things I never ever thought I could.
I am a better person because of Scott Johnson.
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And thank you all for reading my posts this month. If you were not mentioned please know that every time I talk about how important the DOC is to me, I am talking about you too. I mean that wholeheartedly. I thought about so many of you on Thanksgiving. So much so that I wished the month would be longer so I could keep writing. Who knows, maybe I will write some more "Awareness" posts soon.