Depression

Posted: May 6, 2019

It is 6:51pm. My husband has taken our four oldest kids to an awards banquet. Our two high school age kids have been nominated for music awards and tonight is the night they announce the winners and give out awards. I am home with our…

Faith Like A Child

Posted: April 28, 2019

Resolution I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but I distinctly remember on the first day of 2019 thinking it would be nice if my faith could grow stronger in 2019. The problem was I was not exactly sure what I meant by “stronger”. I…

Black Market Community

Posted: April 14, 2019

The first person I met with type 1 diabetes was my almost two year old son. It was Monday December 22, 2008 at 5:30pm.  I had lived 29 years of my life without (knowingly) meeting anyone else with the disease. His diagnosis came before we…

Going Public

Posted: March 27, 2019

In an effort to bring more awareness to the price gouging of insulin in the United States I contacted our local news station, WOOD TV 8. When I initially contacted them we only had two children with diabetes and we were planning to order insulin…

Together

Posted: February 23, 2019

For a child that had a blood sugar in the 700’s a week ago it might seem like 62 is good, but for a diabetic this is dangerous. Each of my kids with diabetes show different symptoms of a low blood sugar and because this…

International Roadtrip

Posted: February 19, 2019

1923 When Frederick Banting discovered insulin in 1923 he refused to put his name on the patent. He felt it was unethical for a doctor to profit off a discovery to save lives. The patent was sold to the University of Toronto for $1. Today,…

A New (Not) Normal

Posted: February 14, 2019

Years ago I attended a retreat where the speaker encouraged us to document (photo) the hard things so that we can look back later and praise God for what He brought us through. I took this photo last night through my tears as Brady sobbed…