Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Christine's JRA Kids - Savannah made the video...Can you find her!?!

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I  (Savannah's mom) haven't written on this blog lately.  It is not because Savannah's arthritis has gone away...for there is no cure.  She is not even in remission.

I haven't written because I don't want this disease to be the center of my world...of Savannah's world...though, arthritis is a part of Savannah's world every day.  I want to "kick it to the curb", but I don't know how.  So, I encourage Savannah, pray for her, and help her to keep living her life to the fullest the best she can.

Savannah tells me every morning, when she first wakes up, that she doesn't feel good.  I often wonder what it is like to not feel good every day of your life...especially as a child.

Most of Savannah's afternoons are made up of resting on the couch, for school has taken out of her all her strength.  This is okay, but I always thought children ran and played after school...but, this has never been for Savannah.

Everyone has challenges...some bigger than others.  It is how we deal with these challenges that makes all the difference.  For Savannah, it is resting when she needs rest, and focusing on other things than her arthritis.  I am trying to focus on other things, as well...Not, because juvenile arthritis is not important, but because there is so much more to life!

We are thankful for celebrities like Christine Schwab for making this video and raising awareness.  Please continue to pray for these children.  If you have any questions about juvenile arthritis, please leave a comment.  You are not alone on this journey.  Love, Jenny (and Savannah)