I always see the positive in everything. It inspires my co-workers. It annoys my husband. It rubbed off on my kids. All three of them are incredibly light in spirit. They embrace goodness and have incredible faith in God and the life they've been given.
But it's hard to put a positive spin on Type 1 Diabetes. I've been trying since diagnosis day on November 1, 2010. Usually when my kids are sick or struggling I can let them know it's almost over. It will be OK. I can't tell my 9 year old daughter that her Diabetes is almost over. I can't tell her that it will be easy. The first day she was diagnosed, when I was crying, she said that she thought maybe she got Diabetes so that she could share her faith in Jesus with kids with Diabetes. Amazing. But the nights are hard. The sun goes down and she faces another night of shots and another day of non-normal.
So we're going to create the positive. We're going to forge ahead. We're going to create a community of the positive. Yes it is terrible. Yes we are praying for the cure. In the mean time we're going to get through this and make some friends along the way. Join us!
Sweet Sweet Gwyneth & Mom!! This is such a beautiful idea ~ it will allow so many of us to keep updated, celebrate the joys, share the struggles, and learn from each other. Thank you for your constant example of making the sweetest lemonade out of the darned lemons that life keeps throwing at you then offering a drink to those in need to help sustain us on our journey. I treasure you both so very deeply!! xo~ReplyDelete
LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog! Only you can choose to accept or decline joy! I love the choice of joy in the midst of the unbearable, it shows me the face of Jesus! Thank you for sharing with us and reminding us!ReplyDelete
Yes, God is going to use the Stewart family to show everyone the love of Jesus! Go Gwyneth and Mom! I love you guys! xxxooReplyDelete
: ) Gwenyth is sunshine to us all.ReplyDelete
Beautiful. I love you, my daughter, and sweet Gwyneth. I'll be faithfully reading your blog.ReplyDelete
This is such a great idea. I know that God wants to use this challenge to bring glory to Him and you guys are already doing that. All those that know and love you guys are already so amazed and proud of Gwyn. You truly have passed on the light spirit to her, and God has placed such a wonderful spirit in her Himself. May He be your guide as you press on toward the prize He has for you!ReplyDelete
I'm so proud of you Gwyneth! Hey... A diabetic woman (who is also a doctor) just won the amazing race! When she won she said she wanted to show other people with type 1 diabetes that they can stil do amazing things. Gwyneth, you will do amazing things!ReplyDelete
Gwyneth, you are a powerful young lady. I am blessed to have you and your family as a part of my practice and my life! Merry Christmas kiddo!--Dr. McNerneyReplyDelete
Gwyneth and Elaine...Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your journey! Looking forward to all the amazing things you will do!!ReplyDelete
You are so precious. We are so blessed to have you in our lives. God bless you and keep you. What a treasure you both are. xoxo. Kim InfanteReplyDelete
Gwennie and Elaine! The dynamic duo! You two are such an awesome team strengthened by love and joy. You are moving and touching so many lives with your transparency, hope and faith. I love you guys so much. Truly precious. And btw thank God that He will renew your strength. He's got ya...I know that sustains me when I need to choose joy. Love you loads. xoxo ChandaReplyDelete
Gwynnie, I love this way of finding out the latest and of supporting you and the whole family. By your strength, spirit and resolve to grow in the face of this adversity, you will insprie others. I look forward to being on this journey with you.ReplyDelete
I am amazed at the way you two have such a positive outlook through this difficult time! The love and joy of Jesus definately shines through!! He has great plans for your life, Gywneth, and He will somehow use this in an amazing way! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!!ReplyDelete
What an amazing idea! I am so proud of you both!! You are providing joy and strength to us alll I am here to support you all the way!ReplyDelete