As I was walking up the stairs, I caught a glimpse outside my front door of the beautiful tree in our front yard. The yellowish orange leaves were proof that winter was on its way. There was a warm breeze; a little unusual for this time of year.
It took me back to this time last year when Andrew was exhibiting his first sign of diabetes. At the time, I thought he was just thirsty from exercising. Little did I know what was in store for us the upcoming week.
The kids were outside raking leaves and just having a ball! Andrew kept coming in and requesting a drink of water. I had a passing thought of his unquenching thirst, but then again he was raking leaves. I can still picture the kids playing clear as day; they had no problems in the world.
It was surreal to relive the exact point of when diabetes was just starting to show its ugly face. As I stood there staring out the front door, I had absolutely no feelings. It was strange. I think it was my fear of letting myself go to that place again. So...instead of letting the flashback bring me down, I decided to focus on how far we've come through the grace of our Lord above! I give all glory to HIM!