Friday, August 14, 2009

step out to cure diabetes

At the bottom of this blog there is a link where you can donate/contribute to a GREAT CAUSE! I (John) have had Type 1 Diabetes for 18 years. Diabetes impacts over 23 million people (MANY of them are children/teenagers). I have worked at a camp for diabetic children now for over 10 years. I am the director for the "explorers" group works with the 3rd-5th graders (our entire camp works with kids up to seniors in high school). Helping children understand that as diabetics they can live a normal life and accomplish their dreams like everyone else is really important to me. If you would, please consider giving to this awesome cause. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

updates on abby

it's been a while since we've posted anything...jamee's at work, and abby's currently playing in her bouncy i thought i'd update you on some great stuff:

*Financial Stuff---God continues to use wonderful people to provide for us. Our church for instance gave us over $1000 from food/drinks they sold from their concession stand during softball season! We officially owe UNDER $1000 (this is HUGE given the figure STARTED at $24,000)!!!!!

*Noises/Smells/Etc---Abby's diapers are amazingly gross...enough said. She's really learning to grab a hold of things, and is discovering her hands/feet...and not to mention she makes all kinds of noises (i've not learned to translate all of them yet, but i'm getting there!)
*Love--- I'm learning a ton about God's love through Abby. For instance, we've been passing around a cold/cough at our house. I so badly didn't want Abby to get it, but she did anyways. I kept thinking to myself, "I wish I could take it from you so you wouldn't have to deal with this." (I have the cold anyways!!!) I feel like I'm tapping into how God has always felt about us...and how He proved it through Christ's sacrifice on the cross (I'll take this weight for you).
I can have the WORST day in history, but when I pick up Abby and she smiles at me, it wipes away everything bad that happened that day...I know it sounds cheesy...but it's true.
There's so much more...but this is just a brief updateon how things are going.