Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Thankful/Book News

Superman does have Type II diabetes. BUT I am so thankful that it is Type II and not Type I.

And, while I'm on a thankful kick, here are some other things I am overly thankful for:

* Superman's attitude with his diabetes. He's ready for war AND still has a sense of humor. Last night I asked him to unload the dishwasher, and he said, "I can't. I pricked my finger." And then gave a fake cough. Smart aleck, haha!

* Our family and friends -- including YOU!! I am so blessed to have people in my life who are caring and who have been praying for Superman and for me. Seeing all the responses yesterday of people who said they would pray was very uplifting.

* The cost. I gotta say, I was worried about how much his meds and test strips and everything would cost, especially since Superman's quitting his job (long story) in June. Everybody kept saying how expensive those testing strips were, which made me even more nervous -- and turns out my insurance covers them!! AND cost for his pills and everything for one month is a total of $7. Woo hoo!!

* Superdog did not decide to use our bed as a patch of grass last night!

* Aaaannnnnddd -- BIG NEWS ABOUT OUR BOOK. I am so excited about this...

So a couple of weeks ago we had dinner with a group of friends from a church we went to before we got married. As we were catching up, we mentioned that we had written a book and were trying to get it published, and one of our friends said, "I'd really like to read it." Awww...but then -- "I'd like to write a song about it."

Hold up. Let me tell you who this is: NAOMI CARROLL (www.naomicarroll.com). You may not have heard about her yet, but, trust me, you will. Her record is going nationwide sometime in May.

That's right. A super amazing national-recording artist who is going on tour this year with some big names in the Christian music industry is writing a song. About. Our. Book.


We were listening to Naomi's music the other night, and I just looked at Superman, my mouth wide open. "She's writing a song -- for us," I breathed, still in shock. "She's writing a song about our book."

I can hardly contain my excitement.

So, yeah...it's a good day. =D


Brooke said...

i'm not informed enough about the different types but since you say its a blessing then HURRAH! for type II instead of I.

and a big HURRAH!!! for the song about your book!

Anonymous said...

Yay for all the good news! Way to count the blessings even in the trials. :)

Sara@i.Sass said...

Ok the fact that he couldn't do dishes because he pricked his finger is a RIOT!
I can just see your eyes rolling!
I'm glad to hear he is taking the news seriously and the cost is covered, that is a huge praise.
(It's funny to me what is and isn't covered from plan to plan. SO annoying!)
(That's a shout out to Super dog for not pooping in bed.)
How cool to have a song written about your book!
That SO rocks!!! Can't wait to read it and HEAR it.

sara said...

my mom lives with type I diabetes, so I am thankful with you that he has type II. Praying for you as you make the necessary adjustments!

and WOW...that is VERY cool about the song. can't wait to hear it!!

septembermom said...

Such great news! You guys have a terrific attitude and are handling this situation wonderfully. Glad that insurance covers the costs. It is so wonderful that there will be a song about your book. Very cool!!

Growin' with it! said...

wowzers that girl has a beautiful voice! congrats. love hearing how God puts these sweet surprises in people's paths. blessing indeed.

and for superman. soooo grateful you have an answer and one with good results on how to move forward!

Mari said...

Those are big thanks! Type 2 is much easier to deal with than Type 1, and the fact that insurance covers his supplies is huge!
I have heard of Naomi Carroll and am excited about a song!

Ginger said...

Hope the transition is easy for yall with this and the job. Also, great NEWS on the book front.


Rena Gunther said...

I have a question.

Ginger and I were discussing our blogrolls.

Some blogs have a title in the header that sums up their blog, yet they have a different blog address.

Your blog header says Fearfully and Wonderfully Made and of course, you have a different address. Which one should I have listed in my blogroll? I'm thinking now that is should be Fearfully and Wonderfully Made.

PLEASE clear this up.

OH, and here's something totally random just because I decided NOW I would throw it out there.

Right here in your comments. Lucky you.

Does ANYONE else try to make sense of the letters in the verification box?

Like what is "isess"? I try to make sentences in my head. I'm weird that way.

Anyone? No? Just me?


Tanya said...

How exciting, congratulations!

Rena Gunther said...

Okay, my url is all wonky on that last comment.
That's what I get for taking the liberty to discuss random nonsense in your comments.

Now, I shall go with Google because it doesn't require any extra work.

OHHH, word verification...
auceg. Could be some "aussie" word or something. Never mind.

Beth@playinwiththepaulsens! said...

I don't know you but I am starting to just love you! your attitude and spirit of joy in the Lord and peace is such a shining testimony! I am so excited for you! God loves to give good gifts to His children!!! Can't wait to see what the future holds! I now wanna go check out this new artist!!!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

I am rejoicing with you that it is Type II instead of I. And also laughing that he's already trying to use it to his advantage - he can't POSSIBLY unload the dishes now! :)

Awesome news about the book! I'm going to check her out now...

Michelle said...

how wonderful to pop over and read all of your good news!!!

Susan D said...

PTL for all your fabulous news. It's all very exciting. Blessings, SusanD

Together We Save said...

Great news about your book. That is awesome.

CR said...

Glad to hear things are looking up!