Getting by…

We’ve made it through a week and have lived to tell about it!   Thanks to everyone who has helped us this week by dropping off meals,  or yummy goodies,  giving the kids something to do (Thanks Kim!) and for my mom who came and did five loads of laundry today and Jay’s mom for taking the kids and the list goes on.

And even though I’m still not resigned to getting only 2 hours of sleep at a stretch, we think we may have found a work-around where Jason does Ava’s midnight feed so if I got to bed early I get a 5 hour stretch of much needed sleep – yahoo!!!

And Ava is getting lots of cuddle time with her siblings..


And Sarah isn’t back at school yet.   Even though her school is fairly large, she is the first there with diabetes that needs help managing it.   So we are trying to work with them to find a solution to her eating her snacks at scheduled times,  checking her blood sugar at lunch and eating her afternoon snack.   It struck me the other day that if we weren’t dealing with Ava and her heart that this blog would be full of how our lives have changed dealing with Sarah and her type 1 diabetes, but Ava is rather trumping things right now.  But life has changed and I still am so greatful that Jason has taken this on and when it comes time for him to go back to work… well… let’s just say I’m not looking forward to that day.  And I do plan on sharing much more on the diabetes thing when I get a chance.  Thankfully Sarah is a trooper and although it’s made her grow up a ton,  I’m just so greatful that she is a strong girl and for the most part is dealing with everything well.

And thanks everyone for praying.  When things seem over-whelming, sometimes I am flooding by a sense of peace that I know can only come from God and I am so greatful for everyones prayers.

We are blessed.  This is not an easy life, but day by day we are getting through, praise God.

4 thoughts on “Getting by…

  1. We are glad that you’re home! Ava is so beautiful! We’ve been thinking of you all often and can only imagine what life is like for you. Your strength is inspiring and you will get through this immensely challenging time. Please let us know if you need the baby swing and we’ll drop it over to you.

  2. I can’t imagine how overwhelming it all must be Lisa. Here are some verses that we were reminded of at Bible Study this morning, along with a few that have become my favorites through times of suffering in my life. I pray that they encourage you!

    Philippians 4:13
    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

    Psalm 46:10
    Be still, and know that I am God

    Ephesians 3:20
    Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever, Amen.

    Romans 5:3-5
    More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

    2 Corinthians 1:3-5
    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in our afflictions, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too.

    Isaiah 41:10
    Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

    Zephaniah 3:17
    The Lord you God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

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