Sunday, February 18, 2007

18 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh Chris! That was beautiful!! What an awesome thing to do. She is so so so cute..

LOVE HER!!

Shannon said...

This was a great example of the paradox of diabetes. By all outward appearances, our children are perfect and normal in every way, while on the inside there's something eating away at them that we try to keep up with to prevent it from devouring them.

Awesome montage, Chris. It looks like the three of you are a very loving family. I was especially touched when you said "Mom is her insulin". You are too.....

Kerri. said...

Oh Chris - now I've started my Monday in tears.

Beautiful video. Truly.

Megan said...

Man, that was awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Vivian said...

Your Miss Emma is so blessed to have the two of you as parents. This was such a beautiful video. Thank you for sharing.

Nicole P said...

My heart is smiling and aching all at the same time.

Your little one is gorgeous. And this video was really, really moving.

Jamie said...

I can't get it to work :( *wimper*

Minnesota Nice said...

I'm so tickled that I caved in and got broadband for my home computer - so I can watch things like this.

Chris, I am glad that you found the OC and can connect with all of the strong, compassionate and creative parents dealing with kids w/db. (...........and the rest of us old geezer pwd's who are living well and enjoying life)

It's 27 degrees out! I have the day off for President's Day! On to the funfest.

Kate said...

Chris,
That is a beautiful video! The JDRF has a new ad campaign out that should be replaced with a video montage like this one. I like the way you presented the "face" or who diabetes is affected much better than the way they did.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Chris,

That was awesome. Very powerful, very moving, very touching.

Penny said...

That was beautiful, Chris.

Emma looks so much like you!

Yes, there WILL be a cure.

But, until then, we (the OC) are here for you and her.

Chris said...

Oh you guys! You really are the awesome ones. You all inspire me with your support and compassion.
My intentions were not to make anyone cry especially on a Monday morning ;) But by the soudns of it the video was very effective and in somewhat educational to those who do not know what parents of kids with D go through. I would love to see one of these done by otehr parents and others with diabetes too.
Yes i am proud of my daughter and wife. And was proud of this video, even though i just wanted to get someting done it is never perfect.
I am privilaged i have you all on our side.
Thanks
Chris

Megan said...

Chris, of course I am going to keep checking your blog. I LOVE reading it!

Char said...

What a way to end a long Monday shift at work. I am so glad I checked your blog before heading off to bed. One reader starts their Monday in tears, this one ends theirs in tears. That was totally amazing. I'll be watching this over and over again. I know my whole family will as well. Thank you for sharing that with everyone.

George said...

So beautiful. I am in tears man. Thank you.

Carey said...

I have a meeting in like 5 minutes and I'm seriously teary.

"I just get so damn emotional when I think about our company's growth potential."

Yeah, that's what I'll tell 'em.

Great video, man. Really outstanding. I'd love to do the same. I just don't know how to do it.

Carey said...

Hi Chris. I do have XP. I guess it's pretty easy once I find it in there?

Sandra Miller said...

Finally got this to video to run-- and now I'm all teary.

Joseph came downstairs just after I started watching:

"Mom, what's that?"

"It's a video of a little girl who was recently diagnosed with diabetes."

"Oh, that sucks," he paused, and then told me, "but mom, diabetes brings people together, you know. And they look like a good family."

Thank you for sharing this, Chris.