Back to school

So Sarah is back to school, much to her chagrin. ūüôā ¬† Thursday was her first day back and she had a great day, and then Friday morning she was back to her old tricks and saying she didn’t want to go – but thankfully Jason and I know that’s ridiculous because she adores her teachers and always says she had a great day when she gets home.

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An it looks like things are going to go well at school. ¬†Her classroom has an alarm clock now that goes off for her snack times, and at lunch-time she goes to the office with one of her teachers to check her blood for her sugar levels. ¬†And I think for the first while a nurse from the CCAC will be there at lunch too to make sure Sarah checks her blood Ok and eats all her lunch. ¬† And that’s important because she needs to eat her carbs so she won’t get a low. ¬† We are so appreciative to our wonderful school that has been doing everything they can to make sure that those that are taking care of Sarah know how to recognize the signs of highs and lows and I’m sure it’s tough for Sarah’s teachers as it’s one more thing for them to think about in a busy class of kindergarteners, but they have met the challenge and have just been wonderful. (Thank you Mrs. Murphy!!)

And there is a ton to learn about diabetes and I know that I still need to learn a lot. ¬†Jason has been doing so much with Sarah that I always refer to him, but I’m hoping that when things aren’t so intense with Ava that I can get more involved. ¬† ¬†It’s kinda funny though in terms of God’s timing, because if Sarah had been diagnosed when life was normal and I had taken on the learning and Sarah’s care, I’m not sure her diabetes would be managed so well. ¬† Jason is a bit of a diabetes dictator and keeps Sarah on track quite strictly. ¬†One night when Jason went to bed early I gave Sarah a snack of sliced strawberries, about 1/3 of a cup, so maybe just 3 carbs and he nearly bit my head off when he found out because Sarah isn’t supposed to get bedtime snacks. ¬† And the funny thing is she was saying to me, ” I really don’t think ¬†I should be eating this” but I convinced her otherwise, ¬†crazy momma. ¬† Boy, ¬†I really hate diabetes. ¬†And Sarah has been saying that lately too – she just hates it and when she says it, it ¬†makes me want to cry because I know it’s not going away. ¬† ¬† But we press on. ¬† And I had a great idea tonight when I went for a walk about exploring more about living with diabetes, so stay tuned.

And Sophia is getting a cold, oh no!!! ¬†I should have known as she’s been wanting to nap a lot lately…

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Last week when Sarah wasn’t around to play with Soph went downstairs, but ended up napping down there instead of playing. ¬†But ¬†now that she had a cold I’m so worried about Ava, as Ava has been coughing more and spitting up. ¬†I’ve been praying that God would protect her and I hope He hears my prayer because she just can’t get sick, ¬†she can’t!

And this week is our echo… ¬†so please keep praying that Ava’s heart function hasn’t decreased anymore.

Lots to pray for. ¬† ¬†Thankfully strength, peace and joy are free when we ask God for them. ¬†I always like to think of it as an exchange… here God, you take my worries and I will take your peace. ¬† I can always give Him my weakness and He gives me strength. ¬† ¬†And here is a verse for me right now as I sit here hating Sarah’s diabetes and wondering if Ava will be OK…

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the¬†Lord¬†your God is with you wherever you go.‚Ä̬†Joshua 1:9¬†ESV

What an incredible promise and what an incredible God we serve.

AMEN.