Monday, June 30, 2014
Carson's 4th Diaversary
Four years ago today, Carson was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.
Today we celebrate his dia-versary.
No, we don't celebrate this 24/7 disease his little body must endure for which there is no cure, the 7,300+ shots he has given himself, the 16,060 finger pokes deep enough to draw blood and test his blood sugar, or the constant diligence and concern of keeping himself alive that an 11 year old boy should not have to worry about.
We DO celebrate his life and the brave, responsible young man he is becoming! We celebrate the health and activity he has been able to enjoy this past year! We celebrate this platform that God has given Carson to shine for Christ and show a watching world how BIG his God is!! I will NEVER forget, as he lay in that hospital bed as a little 7 year old, his prayer, "Dear Jesus, thank you that I have diabetes because YOU know what you are going to use me for." We also celebrate #JDRF and #JDRFadvocacy for giving our family so much support, a whole new world of friends, and a place to productively channel our energy and passion into real results for a cure for Carson and all those living with Type 1 diabetes.