I read this article on the Family Life website today and had to share. This quote hit me the hardest:
“When you look to Christ you are beholding real strength, fortitude, character, determination, zeal, conviction, endurance, and courage. But, like all things Christ, it’s counterintuitive.
It does not come out in bravado, but humility. True strength is found in restraint, and not dominance. Fortitude is seen in quiet suffering, and not hardheadedness. Character is visible in consistency, and not status. Determination is evident in patience, and not headstrong belligerence. Real zeal is aimed toward God, and not found in self-determination. Real power is doing what you should, instead of what you’d rather. What we’d rather do is usually easier. In a word, strength is restraint.”
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Tonight as we were driving home I asked Jeremiah what he thought about having a family diabetes day. Of course, he asked me what that was and I explained that it could be a day that all of us check our sugar throughout the day and do the things that he does everyday. I had heard of other families doing similar things and I thought it might be a way to be supportive for him. Without hesitation, this is what he said.
“Well Mommy, you see, God made me for a purpose. I don’t know exactly what that purpose fully is yet but I know it has to do with me having diabetes and probably encouraging other little kids who have it too. Your purpose is not to have diabetes, your purpose is to be here to help me. I mean, we’re all special, but this is one of the ways that God made ME special. So it’s really okay, this is part of my purpose.”
That’s my son and I am one proud mama.
Jeremiah’s faith and strength that he gets from the Lord is inspiring and very humbling. Thank you Jeremiah and thank you Lord for this timely reminder of your presence and care for our lives. We are blessed.
|“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
What a journey this has been… and it’s only the beginning!
I spoke with Dan from Warren Retrievers about these diabetic alert dogs, got my email packet of info on February 17 and a month later we had our $1,000 down payment and were on the official waiting list.
We have been working hard ever since!
“Jeremiah’s D.A.D. Benefit Night” was a huge success!
Thank you, thank you , thank you to everyone that came out to support us. There were many new and old friends that attended and I am so thankful for all of you.
It really was a wonderful night.