Saturday, July 10, 2010

Life is good

I was so proud of this week's result of raising money for the ADA's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, that I've been on cloud 9 for the last couple days.  Raising just over $300 in two days is amazing!  I still haven't reached my goal, but I know I will.  I know there is a good possibility that I will pass my goal even!

This morning some wonderful people came to our VBS work day and amazing things happened.  We transformed the room that a local Boy Scout troop uses into an ancient Egyptian market place.  Next weekend we get to transform the church's sanctuary into a prison and palace in preparation to tell the children about God's love through Joseph's story.

This evening, I joined my hubby and all five children in the back yard for a small fire with marshmallows.  With having five girls, ages five through seventeen, it isn't always easy to find something that calls to all of them.  What a wonderful evening we had roasting marshmallows and laughing together!  I had four, probably a couple more than I should have, but I was enjoying special time with my family. 

Sometimes diabetes adds to special moments, sometimes it gets in the way. 

This morning's work day found me testing my sugar half way through since I wasn't feeling quite right.  I was a little high, but then I remembered the yummy pumpkin bread someone had brought.  After drinking a couple glasses of water, I was good to go.

This evening, I found myself eating one or two (or three) too many marshmallows.  One or two could have been fine, but I wanted to share my skills of perfectly toasted yumminess.

On the other hand, this week also showed me how having diabetes can be a blessing.  I am able to share my story with others and use that to help raise money to help find a cure for diabetes.  I so strongly want to stop diabetes.  I want to stop diabetes before my children experience it first hand.  I want to stop diabetes so their young friends no longer have to check their glucose and adjust their glucose pump or inject insulin before eating a simple meal.  What I don't want to stop is my passion.  Diabetes has given me that passion to find a cure and to educate others.  I pray that will never stop!

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