Friday, August 3, 2012

Meeting Bret Michaels

The local fair is in town and I LOVE THE FAIR.
I love the food. I love the rides. I love the feeling of being a kid again.
Every year when the fair comes to town,
I obnoxiously sing The Templeton & Goose Song from Charlotte's Web - At the Fair

The fair is a fairitable smorgasbord...orgisborgd..orgisbord...

It drives Domestic Divo nuts.

This year, Bret Michaels was playing at our little old county fair.
Bret Michaels was diagnosed with T1D when he was 6.

I am part of an amazing group of local T1D families and us Mommas decided we were going to see if we could get Bret Michaels to meet with our kids. After numerous emails, we finally heard back...

Ella & Bret - T1Ds Stick Together!
We didn't have a lot of time with him, but he was so nice and told our kids to stay healthy and to keep their blood sugar in good control.
 He said that he works really hard at it and that they are all in it together and that diabetes will never hold them back!

Pretty cool, right? I mean, I remember rockin' out to Poison in Jr High at 6th grade sleep-overs!
Every Rose Has Its Thorn!
But if you were to ask Ella her personal favorite moments of the evening, she would tell you:

1. Eating Cotton Candy for the first time since diagnosis

2. Winning a gold fish

3. Eating a swirly cone

4. Downing a Quick Stick because Momma seriously over-estimated the carb count on that swirly cone!

All in all, a wonderful night.

Bret - if you ever read this - THANK YOU!!!!


  1. I'm glad he took the time to meet with you guys!

    Your daughter just has the cutest smile!

  2. What a cool experience....cotton candy, Bret Michaels, ice cream! :)

    Love when our kids can connect with other T1s, especially those who are 'big' in the non-D world!