On December 17th, 2009, our middle son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. And until you have been diagnosed or know someone close to you that has been diagnosed, you have no idea the life changes that the diagnosis involves . . . at least that’s how it was with us. One day you’re squirting leftover gingerbread house icing in the mouth of your little ones and the next you are counting out Doritos for lunches for this new constant carb diet. Desperate to find hope and encouragement from anyone and anywhere, I, Ryan’s momma, have decided to blog our journey desiring to be a light of hope in the blanketing darkness that overtakes you when faced with shots, glucose checks and the highs & lows of the disease. Visit often and find encouragement and triumph in our walk through Ryan’s journey, a journey that belongs to all five of us, as we discover how to glorify God in the midst of hardship and trials. There IS hope . . . it’s just often too hard to find . . . and I pray you find it here.
March 1, 2010