Friday, June 24, 2011

Lenny the Lion Giveaway, LAST DAY: Support

**********SORRY, THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED***********

One last day of my blogiversary Lenny the Lion Extravaganza!

But before we get to today's way to win...we must revisit yesterdays puzzle: What was Lenny thinking when I put him in charge of carb counting the boys' dinner?

Two of us chose Denise, AKA Mom of Bean's quote: ", sandwich plus grapes, carry the muffin, carry the's gonna me a, HELP ME!!" (Entries #1 and #4)

One of us chose Lora's entry: "Back away from the sandwich and no one gets hurt!!!!" (Entry #2)

One of us chose Jennifer C's answer: "Hmm...How sneaky must one be to get a bite of sandwich..." (Entry #3)

One of us chose Sarah's quote: " swelly brain...hey wait a minute in this fam you get a cell phone if you have d, pass me yours Miss Meri I know there's an app for that!" (Entry #5)

And one of us chose Allison and Tommy's entry: "Hey guys, remember to wait two hours after eating before you go swimming....and TAKE OFF YOUR PUMPS BEFORE JUMPING IN THE POOL!" (Entry #6)

Random.Org chose: Entry #4! Congratulations, Denise, AKA Mom of Bean!!! Email me at ourdiabeticlife@yahoo(dot)com and I'll get it to you very soon! (You have 24 hours...otherwise I'll have to put the entries through the random generator again.)

Now onto today! Today we will be celebrating SUPPORT!

We all know we can't do this alone. We NEED each other. Someone who "gets" it is one of the greatest gifts! You may not know this, but Lenny actually HAS type 1 Diabetes. He was diagnosed in 2006, wears an insulin pump and visits doctors offices around the world to give support to children everywhere. How can you not LOVE him!?

Today there is no picture.

Today there is no thought bubble.

Today I want to celebrate YOU and the support you give me day after day. Your kindness has been never ending. To that end, all I want you to do is say "Hi" (Or "Hello" if "Hi" is too traumatic!) and leave your name in the comments section.

You have until 9PM Pacific Standard Time to enter, and then I will number all of your names and enter it into Tomorrow I'll announce the final winner.

That is it.

I don't think it can get any easier.

Two years ago I started this journey hoping I would find one like minded soul in the universe that understands. Surprisingly, it turned out to be one of those times that I exceeded my goal. ALL of you mean the world to me. So many days your comments and warm thoughts have lifted me up!

Did we just become best friends?

Love you guys!

Now say "Hola" or "Holla" or "S'up" or WHATEVER and win a Lenny already!


  1. Hello, Meri!
    I enjoy reading your blog daily! Your candidness is awesome along with making it real! I have a 5 year old who has been living with Type 1 for a year and half now. He is doing amazing! It is so refreshing and comforting to read your blog along with others'. We know we are not alone and there is a great suppport group out there!

    Keep on keepin' on!!

    Stacey B

  2. Your blog is one of the greatest gifts! thank you for sharing your life with us! Love, Allison L. Oh, and Hi!

  3. Hey there! I love reading your writing because it's real life. thanks!

  4. Love you, Meri! You constantly inspire me with your phenomenal attitide. -Kandice

  5. Hi Meri!

    I have loved this give away! You have inspired me to do my own as well. Thank you for the constant source of amazing reading material :)


  6. As I wrote on my own blog, both my husband and I have had a lot of fun with the captions this week -- even if we were losers!

  7. Guten Morgen! (at least it's still morning, here!)

    I can't imagine the DOC without you!

    Oh, and woohoo, I won!! So excited! :)

  8. Meri, I love your blog! You and your boys are an inspiration to me! Thank you!

  9. Hello there! Love your blog & you :) Thank you for being such a great inspiration to all of us :)

  10. Hey Yall! Just had to get a yall in there as I'm a 'Carolina Girl born and bred. Do me a favor everyone out there in d-land, root for my SC Gamecocks tonight against UVA in the 2011 CWS. Great team that plays with a lot of heart and it's fun to say...GO COCKS!!!

  11. What a fun week it's been on your blog! I only managed one entry into the caption contest because my poor, poor brain has been inundated with too much junk to be witty.

    But saying hi... I can do!

    So, Heeeeellooooo!

  12. Your the bestest Meri!!! Have I ever told you that???

    Hi>>> ACK!>>> I mean, hello.

  13. Hi. And Woof to Lawton from my Dixie.
    Love reading your blog. :-)


  14. With 2 boys here they would fight over Lenny lol.sooo if I win send to Laura for Nates bday!

    Buuuut I came by cause I've been MIA and wanted to say happy blogaversary! You're a total rockstar pancreas and I am so honored to have you on this journey with me/us.


  15. Love you Meri!! If I win, I am giving it to a friend we were lucky enough to hang with yesterday! :)

  16. Hi Meri. Thank you for doing what you do. You are great. I love reading your blog!

  17. Yo! I want you to know how honored I feel to call you a friend, not just a person I've read about on a blog. I have appreciated your stories, insights, and candidness more than you'll ever know. Our short phone conversation did more for my soul as a mama of a d babe than countless doctor visits and counselor discussions ever had, I am grateful for you in so many ways. I hope that you know how incredible you are to so many of us.
    Take care - and enjoy this weekend ;)~Sarah

  18. Kathryn Kness-AnthonyJune 24, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    Meri, you are always so uplifting!

    ~Kathryn(Kat) Kness-Anthony

  19. I enjoy ready your Blogs too! Hope this is the right spot for the drawing! Using my phone and my old eyes can't really read this small! Ha ha. Chloe Karpy is the name for drawing! :)

  20. Hi meri thank you for sharing your life with us. I really enjoy reading your blog. Kris Fletcher

  21. Hi Meri! As I told you on FB the other day, I love reading about your life and the hope it gives me of managing to survive the 2 T1 dx's in my house!~~Lisa

  22. I'm late to the lion game but I'm heeeere!

  23. Meri, have I told you yet that you remind me so much of my absolute favorite sister? Considering that I have 5, she's got to be pretty fantastic to be my favorite. And you're just as amazing as she is! Love you!

  24. Hey girl!! Love you too! You are a wonderful person, mom, and phenomenal pancreas to three! : )
    Thanks for being you and for searching out a soul like you-we are so thankful you did! : ) Hugs, Holly

  25. I heart you Meri. As I've told you before, you gave me some hope when I couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  26. Hi! I love your blog and I love you too Meri!

  27. Hi Meri and her gang!! Getting my salutation in under the wire!!!

  28. I love your blog. I look forward to it when you write. I cry over so many of them. I love you hold nothing back. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Kelly Harp

  29. Hello from Brooklyn Meri! Your blog is one of my favorites to read and I pass it along to other DMoms. They love your family too! Thanks for expressing so often what i am already feeling, but didn't know how to put it into words!
    Jessica P

  30. Meri,

    I missed the past few days of the contest! WAH!!! I just wanted you to know it was b/c I was only blog-stalking in the mornings and the contests were all closed by then.

    I love you. I love your blog. When I first started Beta Buddies, yours was one of the first that I found. I was smitten with you, your way with words, the way your mind works. Thank you for being you and for sharing your Our Diabetic Life with all of us. You are an inspiration to all. I'll say it once, I'll say it again, I'll say it always..."MERI = MY HERO".

    Love you.


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