I sit here at my computer screen trying to put my thoughts on paper or should I say computer screen. I have a heavy heart...my heart is hurting. An amazing women passed away. Her name was Shamae. I've been friends with her for over five years even though we technically haven't met in person. My youngest daughter has type 1 diabetes and I was looking online for some support. Someone to talk to. Someone that could relate to what I was going through. Someone who "gets it"! I came across TuDiabetes and made myself a profile and then all of a sudden someone wanted to be my friend. It was Shamae. She opened up my eyes to the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) world. She helped me get through some tough frustrating times. She was a great listener and had a great way of adding a little humor into the conversations to brighten up the mood. She introduced me to a great group of DMoms (and Dads too). We all just fit together...our own little family in a way.
A month or two ago Shamae wrote the following status update on Facebook....
"Life is short, live it.
Love is rare, grab it.
Anger is bad, dump it.
Fear is awful, face it.
Memories are sweet, cherish them."
I will forever remember her words of wisdom and will do my best to be a better person, a better mom, a better wife! The world will not be the same without her. My prayers go out to her husband and her three precious girls that she leaves behind! When I look up at the night sky and see the biggest, brightest star.....I will think of Shamae!