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.


Carole said...

A very good post and I can just image how you feel !!! I also can image a little of how Sarah feels... being a diabetic myself.... She is a great girl and one of my favorite grand daughters..... You are right about Mark being there for you all and being a good Dad..... and you are a good Mom !!!! God Cares.... Trust HIM !!!!

Taylin said...

You are leaving me teary eyed! Great post! You are an awesome mom, don't forget that part. You and Mark are handling this so well. I knew you would! In return, you have shown Sarah how to cope with it! Job well done! Thanks for sharing your daily verse too! I would LOVE for you to keep blogging . . . :)

Sherry said...

Loved your post, share anytime. All of you are doing an amazing job with everything that has been handed to you. Who knows, maybe there's another family out there who will need you in the future to help them through this too. God has a special plan for Sarah. Glad she's doing her injections so well. Can't wait for our sleepover.
You and Mark....keep up the good work.

Kami Gimenez said...

AAHHHH Tab! I just saw you posted! Am I behind, or what? Sarah is an amazing girl for sure! She sort of laughed (okay, maybe not sort of) when I asked her stuff about her injections. She's got so much courage. Love her lots! I always knew you and Mark were amazing parents!
I know this has been a hard pass couple of months for your family. Keep letting God use this time in your life. Love you lots sis, and enjoyed your post.
Would love to see another one...hint, hint.

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