There were times I wondered whether or not we would. November 17, 2009 changed our lives forever. You have been put through the ringer over the past 12 months, but you've handled it like such a trooper. Your daddy and I couldn't be prouder of you! When I got the news that you had Type 1 Diabetes I was devastated. I could never have imagined how God would use your life story. It is amazing and humbling. I hope you will grow up to realize and embrace how strong He can and wants to be in your weakness, and how much of a purpose and a plan he has for you. Lean on Him, baby girl, He won't fail you. I have really learned that this past year. I pray every day for a cure, but also that, in the meantime, your struggle will point others to Christ. I pray that your health will be good throughout your life. I hope you know that I try to take the best care of you that I possibly can. I do everything in my power to set you up for a healthy life and to reduce your risk of complications as much as possible. I pray that, when you're old enough to take over your care (like in 25ish years, ok?), you will go easy on me - that's going to be an interesting transition for both of us! I pray that you will not allow this disease to rob you of a full life. I pray that you will take ownership of your health, manage your diabetes the best you can, and LIVE.
I pray that you know, really know, how very much your dad, brothers, sister, and I love you...but most of all, I pray that you will grow to understand how much God loves you.
I would take this disease on for you in a heartbeat, if I could...but I can't. So I will always be here for you...every step of the way. I won't stop praying and I won't take a break until you can.
I love you, Sweet Faify Bidness.
|This was taken the first time you stood up again after your diagnosis. It was 3 days later.|
|You were so sick. :( For a while, the hospital was our home away from home.|