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One Year….. We Made It!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

One Year….. We Made It!

This time last year I had so many things going on in my head.  I was sitting in a cold, small exam room in the emergency room of the children’s hospital.  The staff and nurses were treating us with great, urgent care, but nothing would have prepared us for the diagnosis.  I’m pretty sure Josh and I were expecting more testings and more time, yes, more time.  But after only a few minutes, they were certain that a blood sugar reading over 600 and an AC1 of over 16 was enough.

About one month before this we had buried a friend’s twenty-eight-year-old daughter due to type 1 diabetes.  She had also been in a diabetic coma months before and almost didn’t make it then.  I grew up with a girl I knew that had type 1 diabetes and saw the daily struggle only as an outsider.  This made the diagnosis all the more difficult for me.  This is a serious disease with little room for error on our part.

Only six months earlier, I had just brought baby number four home from the hospital.  As a homeschool mother, I was very anxious and overwhelmed (that’s to put it lightly!)  The day I brought him home we were elated.  We fell quickly in love with this little boy and I cannot begin to express the joy he brings to our family life and I can’t even imagine our life without him.  The day we brought him home my friends came over to bring us food, as I sat eating, the overwhelming task of how different daily life was going to be hit me at once and I started weeping.  At the dining room table.  I was weeping.  I was sobbing.  So here I was, a year ago today, sitting in that exam room with my scared little girl, trying to be the big one.  I held back the weeping, I held back the sobbing, but I had no idea that the task ahead was much greater than a fourth baby.

So here we are a year later.  I will be honest, its been pretty rough.  We’ve had scary moments. We have met people that God has placed in our lives that have been such an encouragement to us, and we have met people through this that we have been able to encourage.  It has been such a blessing in our lives.  Yes, a blessing.  God has grown me, God has grown our family, God has grown our marriage, God has changed my little girl.  I wouldn’t trade that for anything.  My little girl, quickly turning into a young lady, has become such a warrior.  She is a warrior for diabetes and a warrior for Christ.  She is sharing the gospel, she is such a light in the darkness of our world and she is such an encouragement to me.  In one year, I can honestly say, she has never once had a bad attitude or complained about her shots!  She has said, very honestly, that she wished she didn’t have it, but that’s it!  On her tummy and legs are bruises, but she never complains.  During the past year, she has experienced 1825 shots and 2190 finger sticks.  It has been an eventful year, counting carbs and calculating shots, but we have overcome!  We have survived and thrived!  For that we celebrate- we celebrate life, we celebrate medical intervention that God has provided to sustain life, and we celebrate God for His goodness to us!  Today is a one year celebration!

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

My prayer is that God will always protect my little girl.  My prayer is that she will continue to see lost people as a ministry.  My prayer is that God will use diabetes to continue to open doors and bring people into our lives that need to hear her story, and see what God has done!  To God be the glory, great things he has done!

Colossians 1:27  ”To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

 

 

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