“A New Normal”

DSC_0791It’s been a pretty hard couple of days.  Thursday afternoon our oldest child and daughter Abby, was diagnosed with diabetes.  We’ve spent the last couple of days in the hospital with her trying to get her blood sugar regulated as well as getting educated on the lifestyle change this means for our precious daughter and the rest of our family.  We’ve shed some tears, helped her push through some pain, and even laughed a little at some funny things along the way  (For example, Jackson’s first question was, “Is she contagious?”).  I know that we have just started the journey and I’m sure there will be challenging days ahead.  Yet in the midst of all of this we are supremely confident in Christ, His grace, and His provision.  We just have, as my mother-in-law perfectly said, “A New Normal.”

I also just want to thank all of those who have been praying for us and caring for us in a variety of ways.  Julie and I are unbelievably grateful for the wonderful friends and church that we are a part of.  It is wonderful to be a part of the body of Christ.  Words can hardly express just how thankful we are.


7 comments on ““A New Normal”

  1. You guys will be in our prayers. We have experienced some ‘new normals’ ourselves and so far by the grace of God it’s all working out just fine. I’m sure you all will discover the same.

  2. A little shocking to hear! I am praying for all of you and especially for Abby as she learns how to regulate her blood sugar. Much love to all of you. You’re a great family!

  3. It is going to be amazing watching how God uses this for His honor and glory!!

  4. Will, two of my first cousins are diabetic, when you have Thanksgiving dinner at their house you never know you are having a diabetic meal. If you like I will get some recipes for Julie.
    Love to all you are in my prayers

  5. Praying for you guys.

  6. Hey Will,

    I’ve been reading your blog here which I found from your facebook link. It’s good to hear what’s going on in your life and how God has used you to further His Kingdom here on earth. I know your family is proud of you. I am so sorry to hear about your daughter’s diagnosis, but am thankful that it is something manageable, and trust that God will use this in your daughter’s life to honor Him.

    Take care,

  7. Hi there Will!
    I a have been praying for Abbey and all of the family. We know that God is in Control.
    May you find an inner peace knowing that God is in control and he loves Abbey more than you & I do. She is so precious.
    May you find a peace in your heart and find the new normal quickly. I love you all!
    Esther Novotny
    Psalm 121

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