Sunday, January 13, 2008

After this one, back to our regularly scheduled programming.

I think I might have the one of best friends ever. Yesterday after I sent my emails and Facebook event invites about the JDRF walk, my best friend Reshma called me. Not only does she want to participate, she made a team for her church youth group. I would have been happy with her just coming along for the walk, but this is seriously above and beyond. I’ve known her since 5th grade and she has always been there for me. She is definitely one of my few friends who I am completely open with about my diabetes. I’ve always said that she was the last person I ever introduced myself to, as a joke, but it’s really true. I knew from the day I met her in music class she was all I would need. I’ve got other great friends, but she is truly the best! Yay for amazing and supportive friends!

I'm off to Philadelphia tomorrow with my sister. She has decided to take this quarter off from law school for health reasons. All of the stress has caused her to feel overwhelmed and also has started to affect her lupus. It will be more beneficial for her take this time off than to keep pushing, which could possibly make her mentally and physically sick. So I’m going along for the ride, while she ties up a few loose ends. I might be able to post while I’m gone. If not I’ll be back with more answers and my 100th post on Wednesday.


Anonymous said...

your friend sounds amazing , that's really nice of her!! I'm really glad you have friends who support you, that's so important. and Hey, you'll only be like 20 minutes away from where I live tomorrow!

Donna said...

It's so important to have a close friend. I'm glad you have one in Reshma.

Have fun & safe trip to Philadelphia with your sister. I hope things get better with her health.

Naomi said...

Wow, you are ahead of me! I have done no fundraising yet, no letters. Ugh. I've got to get on the ball.

Have a great trip!!

Jillian said...

I'm safe and sound here in the city of brotherly love, with my lovely sister...

It is wonderful to have such a supportive friend.

Naomi, no worries. I guess this is what you would call pre-foundraising. I was just trying to see if any of my friends were interested in participating. I didn't expect such a positive and quick reaction. I have written my letter but it needs editing. I'm sure after that luncheon in March everyone really kicks it into high gear. There are a lot of great ideas on the Capitol Chapter website in PDF format.

Hannah said...

Yay for almost 100 posts! :)

And yay for good friends. (I say "yay" a lot, but I mean it.) Some of my favorite friends are the ones I just knew would be good for me when I first laid eyes on them. Is there such thing as friends at first sight?

Naomi said...

Thanks, Jillian. I am going to check out the documents on the site later today (when I'm at a good printer!).

Have fun in Philly!