I realize I am long overdue for a post. It completely overwhelms me to think of trying to recount the events of the past month. (And yes, that’s how long it has been since I’ve blogged. I know; it’s shameful). In a few words I can sum it up: India: heartache and hope; football: mono, playoffs, disappointment; basketball: developing character, painful; school: busier than usual; volunteering: probably more than I should; work, carpool, doctor appointments, managing a household and helping to manage a chronic disease…all of it easily sending me into a tailspin, BUT for the grace of God. (And sometimes, in spite of it).
We did take one day this month to get away and enjoy God’s beautiful creation…(all of us except Nathanael who stayed home to try to sleep away the effects of mono)
Took time to slow down our pace…
Took time to reflect…
To forget our cares, even if for a day…
Of course, on a day like this, we couldn’t forget all our cares. No, it’s not quite that easy.
There were dozens of blood glucose checks to be done. Low blood sugars to treat. Carbohydrates to calculate.
Still, it would never stop him; it will never stop him. He is stronger, braver, bigger than Type 1.
If you didn’t know, today is “T1 Diabetes Day.” JDRF is doing a mobile-based challenge to “simulate the constant blood sugar testing, insulin injections, and dietary decisions that confront people with T1D” on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. If you’d like to participate, you can text T1D4ADAY to 63566. This virtual campaign, taking place the month of November, is designed to help people understand that Type 1′s never get a day off. Ever. You will receive up to 24 text messages in a 24 hour period to give you an idea of what a normal day for Philip and other T1′s like him consists of (without all those needles, of course).
Today I am reminded, yet again, how desperately we need a cure. Will you join me in praying that someday soon our hope becomes reality?