Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Grace of GOD

My stepdaughter, Briana, was in a pretty bad car wreck yesterday. It’s a pure miracle that she wasn’t hurt. She hit an icy/slushy spot in the road and lost control of her vehicle, it flipped around 4 times before coming to rest upside down. After dislodging herself (she was also upside down, dangling by the seat belt) she managed to crawl out through the windshield. She then climbed an embankment and flagged down help. She was taken to the hospital and …… no broken bones or serious injuries. Of course, she was terrified and is sore all over, but what a blessing that she wasn’t hurt. Briana, we love you!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

We Know HE Has Been Here

I was thinking about blessings today and how about how many of them GOD has placed upon our lives. Like I said in my last blog, our close friends just found out that their 10 year old daughter has T1 – and Dad/Dr. Troy diagnosed his own child. Troy is also the one that diagnosed our Nikki almost 7 years ago. Nikki went to visit Alexis (her friend and newly diagnosed T1) today and took her Rufus, The Diabetes Bear and some other things. It made Nikki feel good to reach out to someone the way people reached out to her when she was diagnosed.

Which brings me back to blessings; rather, blessings in disguise. Nikki is getting ready to celebrate her 12th birthday (yikes). We are planning a medium sized party, with plenty of giggling girls and rowdy boys. 4 of the girls, some of which are her inner circle of friends, have T1. I wonder what the odds are of that. Aside from her friends, Nikki has 2 cousins with T1 and 2 dance teacher/friends with T1. I look at how GOD brought all these people into our lives and it humbles me beyond words.

We live in a teeny tiny town. The only way we get the intimate diabetes support in our daily lives is through the hand of GOD. Nikki and I were talking tonight and we both agreed that there is no doubt that GOD is taking every step of her life with her. It reminds me of what Joyce Meyer (Christian Speaker) says “You may not see HIM coming, but you sure know when HE has been there”.

GOD is Good ,All the Time!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers

Well it has been AGES since I’ve updated my blog. As many of you know, I’m ‘back’ in school pursuing another degree in Child Studies/Home Visiting with a minor in Family Studies. I’m happy to report that I’ll graduate May 14, YEEE HAWWW! I say all this because last semester took all of my time and energy and that is why there have been no blog updates.

HOWEVER, so much has happened over the last few months. I’ll probably take the next few entries to share some of what we’ve experienced, both good and bad. Today, I’d like to take the opportunity to extend wishes to our very good friends; their daughter was diagnosed with type 1 last night.

If you go back to blogs from the “JOURNEY” section and read about the day Nikki was diagnosed, you will see that she was diagnosed by our doctor -- who is also one of my husband’s closest friends. Last night, this friend had the ….. Well, I just don’t have the words …….. He diagnosed his 10 year old daughter with T1. As of this writing, they are in Children’s going through the first, very stressful hours of a life that now includes diabetes. Our prayers, love, hugs and thoughts go out to them. Nikki is very impatient to visit her friend and let her know that she’s not alone.

Though this incident prompted me to get off my rear and start blogging again, I also have many wonderful moments to share; but I’ll save those for a later blog. In the meantime, I hope everyone had a safe and blessed Christmas; and I hope that included great NUMBERS!

God Bless