…T1D is a relentless beast that takes away joy and sleep, it steals youth and innocence, it provides pain and exhaustion… BUT… God is faithful… and thank goodness he is because of T1D. is. relentless.
…Just this fall, a 10 year old little girl, who had lived with T1D most
of her life (like Joey), who wore a continuous glucose monitor (like
Joey), died in her sleep. She was at a sleepover at a friend’s house…
her friend also had T1D… and this hits me like a punch to the chest. No
matter how we try to prevent, predict, correct, and balance, this
disease is something we can’t control. And as a parent, that is beyond
frightening, it’s petrifying and leaves you feeling weak and helpless…
…During Joey’s Spring Conference, her teacher, who for 2 years had
repeatedly made comments about not wanting to be involved in anything to do with diabetes, told my husband and I that we “put Joey on a pedestal because she had type one diabetes.” I’m sure my face showed all the horror that my mind felt. To say I was dumbstruck is an understatement. How in the world could someone possibly think that caring for your child and a consistent life threatening illness meant you were putting them on a pedestal is simply beyond me.
Joey isn’t perfect and life isn’t perfect and we aren’t perfect… but… God. Is. Perfect.
to help us grow and transform us, day after day… and I think so much
of that is because of trials we go through because of T1D that remind
us that we aren’t in control, He is, and we have to trust in Him
constantly. I’d like to say that we are all the better for T1D being in
our lives… but I don’t think we’re there yet. But… I believe that
one day, we will be…