A Time for Everything1 For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
2 A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8 A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.
Today I want to let you know of the week's events. First of all is a giveaway here on my blog. To enter simply leave me a comment on my blog. Any post is fine and you can enter once per day. Please leave your name on the comment or it won't count. Comments will be counted up until 12:00(midnight) PST on March 8th. I will number the comments in order that they come in and go to random.org to chose the winner who will be announced on March 8th. No need to FB or Twitter about this (I don't use twitter much and I'm not looking to advertise anything).
This is not this week's sugar bolus...if you are looking for that click here
What will you win? Well I decided that I wanted to give away the things that have gotten me through this year. I wanted to put together a giant basket but my funds are limited. So I limited it to two things easy to ship and would fit just about anybody. First is a Starbucks card (you get to see the amount when it arrives) and the book "Jesus Calling". This book and the intimate way it was written has spoken to my heart and helped me to keep my eyes focused on God. He is really the main reason I am still standing and sane. The Starbucks is becuase coffee has been my life blood. When you get as little sleep as we Drents do, a good cup 'o joe in the morning is like heaven on earth.
This week you can expect to see a few guest posts from my family to hear about the ripple effect that diabetes has on those closest to us. One of my sisters, my children, my niece, possibly a couple of my friends and my husband all have some words to share.
Lastly on March 8th, we will PaRtY! Those who are local, please join us and those who are not, I know you will be there in spirit. We will party to celebrate God's grace and goodness, we will celebrate Bekah's life and amazing bravery over the last year. (7 yrs old doing her own site changes...hello that is BRAVE) Wear blue if you can on March 8th to honor Bekah (and all other people who live with and fight type one diabetes on a daily basis) and find someone to educate about type one diabetes. The party will be at a local pizza place and we will have balloons and cupcakes. I have a friend who is a graphic designer who is donating a banner. I have asked our friends and family to bring new stuffed animals to be donated to our local pediatric ER. Bekah got a bear on dx day and he is still very special. If you and your children want to join our efforts even if you are not local, I'm sure the pediatric unit at your local hospital or your local fire dept will take donations of new stuffed animals.