A new norm · Everyday life.

Joy comes in the morning…

My last post talked about the months leading up to Luke’s diagnosis. It’s crazy how everything can be completely fine and you have no idea that you’re about to be dropped in the middle of a vast desert, all alone.

Funny thing is, you soon- VERY soon- realize that you are hardly alone. Friends and family surround you in prayer & support. They offer to help in any way they can. And some just show up when you need them the most.

And you aren’t in a vast desert. You are still in familiar territory, just with new obstacles to overcome. And these obstacles? Soon they aren’t obstacles. They’re part of normal, everyday life- like the last six months of 2015.

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July… 4th of July festivities… summer youth group… summer orchestra… triathlon… weather camp… Fathers’ Day… tracking blood sugars & carb counting… vacation to Gatlinburg, TN… swimming lessons… the fair… ice cream from The Chief (+ insulin, of course)… GenCon…

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August…  first 504 meeting… first day of middle school… blood sugar checking… Dairy Queen blizzards to celebrate surviving the first week back to school…

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September… going to the lake… watching the Blackhawks training camp at Notre Dame… family game night… having sleepovers here and at friends’ houses… the JDRF One Walk… getting a Dexcom…

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October… fall orchestra concert… insulin shots… Rocket Science Ice Cream (I’m seeing an ice cream theme for 2015)… going to the movies… pumpkin picking… trick or treating… Notre Dame football games…

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November… getting an insulin pump and eating pizza at Barnaby’s to celebrate… Notre Dame Women’s Basketball… reaching an A1c of 5.0%… playing in the snow… learning to play bagpipes… wearing blue for Type 1 Diabetes awareness day…

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December… seeing the new Star Wars movie… Christmas orchestra concert… celebrating Jesus’ birth with friends and family… seeing Mary Poppins at the Round Barn… ringing in 2016 with friends… and realizing that everything turned out just fine.

“…Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

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