I had planned to share what the Lord is doing with our finances, and how that whole area is going, but I can't shake some thoughts I have, so I'll revisit the finances topic soon.
You see, recently I shared with someone the exciting news I shared in my last post about progress being made in finding a cure for diabetes. Now, I don't remember the exact words this person used to respond to my "news", but it was like this person was saying "Don't get your hopes up, it'll probably never happen. Just don't worry about a cure". So I began to backtrack and pretty much acquiesced to this persons mentality.
I am frustrated with myself today, and really, really sad that I didn't just tell this person that it's not wrong to hope.....to desire for my baby to be cured!!! I shouldn't have to apologize for that.
The fact is.... J.J. will most likely die from diabetes or complications arising from diabetes..... and don't get me started on all the complications.....the list is long and sad!!! Can he have a long full life? Yes, Lord willing....but I just can't and won't stop hoping that the Lord brings about a cure in J.J.'s lifetime.
I am reading the "Discovery of Insulin" by Michael Bliss, and I'm to the point where the researchers are beginning to use their "extract" on human patients. As I read I feel the excitement mounting in these men.......I know the outcome, and I just want to root them on......"KEEP GOING!! YOU ARE SO CLOSE". They had so many failed experiments.....more than positive ones it seems....yet it just takes one......one successful trial to get the ball rolling in the right direction.....to find the answer.......or at least find something much better than was previously discovered. So I will root on todays researchers.... "KEEP GOING!!! YOU ARE SO CLOSE"!!!
Insulin is keeping my boy alive.....and I am so very thankful for its discovery.... but it's not a cure.....he is not healed, he is not "well"...in the physical sense. The truth is......he has an organ that doesn't function as it should.
So I won't stop hoping and praying for a cure.....and I refuse to apologize for my hope!!