Yesterday marked the anniversary of Suzannah's Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis. I have posted her story here and another post about it here so I won't recap all that. Things are going well. It's just one of those things where you have good days and bad days. She hasn't had a scary low in a long time which is such a blessing. She is super in tune w/ her body and is able to catch them b/f she gets to a dangerous place. The highs still come every once in awhile. We can usually figure out what went wrong, but sometimes there's just no explanation. She continues to have a good attitude about the whole thing but has bad days now and then. Usually in the evening is when she gets down about it. She is learning how to give herself shots and has even done it by herself a couple times. It's incredible to me to watch her do these things herself. And to think I was still crying when someone else was giving me shots as a teenager!!! She is really something else! She wants a cure. She talks about it more and more. The thought that if they found a cure she wouldn't have to do all this is mind blowing to her! She gets so excited.
She is absolutely the apple of my eye! I'm so very thankful that things are going well and pray that they continue to. My biggest prayer is that her attitude about Diabetes will stay positive. That she will be able to keep things in perspective and not spend too much time wallowing in the stinkyness of it. I want her to be able to look at it in a way that opens her eyes to how she can better love and serve others because of it! She's getting there and I pray that as she gets older it will only get better!
I thought it would be nice to hear a few of her thoughts about Diabetes from her so I did a little impromptu video.
She is such a blessing.
Give thanks in everything,
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thes. 5:18
There are blessings that have come from this disease....and many more to come. Just think of all the opportunities she will have to give glory to God in spite of her circumstances and encourage others. :)
The time has come for the Walk to Cure. We participated last year and it was so wonderful! They raised a ton of money to go towards research to cure Type 1 Diabetes and our team alone raised over $3500!!! We have increased our goal this year to $5000 dollars! I know we can reach it.....it is such a worthy cause. We would love for anyone to join our team. We will have a team shirt and everything! ;) The walk will be in Dallas again this year on September 26th and it would mean so much to Suzannah for you to join us. Just click on the link in the upper left corner to join or donate. Thank you so much for your support!!!