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  • Judith A. Genaway

    Hi Emily,
    I struggle with Type II diabetes…your story inspires me.
    I am so addicted to sugar….and not disciplined at all.

    My numbers are around 120 fasting….but I know the foods that make my blood sugar spike! I can feel it. Exercise is KEY, but I have NEVER been an exerciser.

    Thankyou for your insights, and successes. Keep it up!
    Your baby is beautiful.

    Blessings,
    Judy (Lynne’s Mama)

    April 28, 2014
    • Emily

      Thanks for your note, Judy. Sugar is really like a drug….I’m on a mission to master it! Take care of yourself, and thanks for always responding to my blog posts! Much love…

      April 29, 2014
  • Jani

    Thank you Emily for sharing your story. I too was GD with Samuel and by being disciplined with my diet was able to control it and feel very healthy throughout my pregnancy with him. Your story also reminds me that I also am at risk for diabetes later in life and it also reminds me the importance of good healthy practices. Now I find myself glutein intolerant and unable(or should I honestly say unwilling) to get and keep it under control. I have little self-discipline in the area of exercise and my body just doesn’t feel like it should even at my age. I have no good excuse for this. Thank you for making me think about it seriously once again…

    April 28, 2014
    • Emily

      I do hope you’ll take care of yourself Jani! I know its not easy, but your a dear woman and I’d love to keep you around (feeling great) for a long time 🙂 So did you have any trouble with GD when you had Becca?

      April 29, 2014
  • “Five amazing people got their start in the sanctuary of my womb.”

    Such a simple sentence, but this totally inspired me to create that sanctuary in my home – or continue to try to.

    What a beautiful story of God’s grace and joy! I am so thankful you linked up to #InspireMeMonday. I look forward to reading more!

    April 29, 2014
    • Emily

      Thanks so much Angie. I appreciate you stopping by!

      April 29, 2014
  • kara_f

    Beautiful words – love and miss you, Emily!

    April 29, 2014
    • Emily

      Miss you too, Kara! We oughtta have a catch-up phone date soon 🙂

      April 30, 2014
  • I, too, was diagnosed with GD during my last pregnancy. I had similar emotions, and no matter what I are (or didn’t) my blood sugar was just too high. I was determined to stay off of meds, but in the end, found that nothing EXCEPT the meds kept my blood sugar anywhere near a healthy range for my wee one. It was a stressful, aching time and I am sad to say that I did not walk away from that pregnancy with the same delightful memories that I carry of all the others. In the end, though, I gave birth to a beautifully healthy 10 lb, 3 oz baby boy in December of 2012. For that, I’m grateful … and I’d redo GD anytime for the chance to hold another one! 🙂

    April 29, 2014
    • Emily

      Thanks for sharing a bit of your story Heather. GD is definitely not a fun experience, but I’m so glad your baby was healthy. Thanks for stopping by!

      April 30, 2014
  • Wow Emily…your story will no doubt encourage many. Thanks for sharing. And thanks for sharing the pics…lovely!! {Stopping over from Angie Ryg’s Inspire Me Monday!}

    April 30, 2014
    • Emily

      Thanks for your kind words Cindy!

      April 30, 2014
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  • “Looking back on the whole experience, I am really grateful for every part of it. That might sound weird, because it was really not fun or easy, but it really did bring about some important insights that I needed to grasp.” Yes! Life is so much better when we can remember this simple idea. Experiences, good and bad, are for our learning. What a great attitude after such a difficult journey. Thanks for sharing! ~your Inspire Me Monday neighbor.

    May 05, 2014
    • Emily

      Thank you, Sarah! Life is so rich with lessons and blessings when we take the time to appreciate our experiences, both the good times and the challenging ones..I appreciate you stopping by.

      May 05, 2014
  • Beautiful pics, Emily. I love your writing too. Keep going!

    October 23, 2014

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