Saturday, June 5, 2010

A New Attitude

Sometimes it amazes me to think how life has completely changed since Matthew's diagnosis. There was so much freedom that I took for granted.
  • I used to sleep through the night.....always assuming that Matthew would wake up.
  • At the pool, my biggest worry was about Matthew getting a sunburn.
  • And of course, eating was so simple. Matthew could eat any little thing whenever he wanted. No counting carbs. No measuring. No shots.

But life has changed.

And I'm realizing that it's okay. Matthew's diabetes came as a huge surprise to me, but it didn't take God by surprise. He knew that Matthew would face this challenge and He knew that I would have to care for him.

But God has not left our side. He has equiped us to handle this. He's going to be with me every step of the way, teaching me how to care for Matthew. And He's not going to abandon Matthew either. Instead, God is going to show Matthew that the greatest challenges are given to those with the greatest character.

So....I know I'll have tough days to come and I realize that sometimes I'll be downright frustrated, but I'm going to start looking at diabetes differently.

I'm going to try my best to glorify God at every turn and I pray that I can somehow encourage other D-Moms along the way.

After all, this is God's plan for us. And who I am to argue with God?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jer 29:11


connie said...

Hi Tracy!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, I did get a chance to finally get another post up today :) I have been really, really busy these days! Summer is in full swing :)

So glad that you are well, keep on blogging, it is encouragement for us D-moms! I find such great comfort in reading your words and the words of all my other D-mommas out there :)

Karen said...

I've been thinking a lot about all the different things I took for granted before my diagnosis too. It amazes me.
When I got diagnosed, I hated life and didn't know how God could let this happen to me. It took me a while, but I finally realized exactly what you said in this post! I love the positive attitude!
Great post!