Monday, July 18, 2011

Back to blogging?

Ok, so I kind of gave up blogging. I lost interest, didn't have the desire to post for a long time.

Now, I feel the need to post as a means for coping, venting and sharing what is happening in our 'new' life. I hope my blogging audience will be happy---Mom, Mom, Tay, Kami , Robin and Misha :) This may be a one time thing, who knows.

Tuesday, 7/12/11, Sarah was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I feel like our whole life has changed in this one short week. I also feel as though I could write a long, rambling post, but instead I think a few bullet points can better relay my thoughts.

-Sarah is an amazing, strong girl. She takes the injections so well. I know it can't be easy, yet she seldom complains. We have had some tears, but not once did she try to get out of what was required. After each one we share a little hug. I know it will get easier for least everyone tells me that.

-Mark is a great dad. When our kids were little, I nursed them all. This meant that Mark didn't have to do any of the late night feedings. He would of if needed, but just didn't have to. Right now, we are checking Sarah's sugar levels 2 or 3 times a night. He hasn't hesitated once to get up. He also does his fair share of injections and is helping make/plan meals that meet her carb requirements. I think we have always been a good team, but this week I don't know what I would have done without him by my side.

-We have wonderful friends and family. During our hospital visit we had a steady stream of well wishers. I felt so loved and prayed for, now and then. Sometimes I don't take time to sit back and appreciate how good we have it. God has truly blessed our family. For that I am grateful.

-It is hard to sleep at night. I know I need to get more sleep and I will. I fall asleep imagining that I pull the injection pen out of her arm crooked and she cries in pain. I don't want to hurt her.

-My Bible Verse for the day:
James 1:12
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.