I’ve only been to a racetrack once in my whole life, and it was many, many years ago. But the starting line of, “And, they’re off,” has always stuck with me. Funny how things like that happen, huh? We were feeling like we were off to start a race as we finally got everything loaded … More And, We’re Off!
So many parents with special needs kids never get to the point where they dare dream their child will ever be able to leave home – without Divine Intervention, of course. There are just too many “what ifs” that you have to deal with. Gary and I were leaning towards that acceptance phase with Jeffrey … More The “Impossible” Becomes “Wow!”
After our 2 young boys went to live with Jesus years ago, my husband wanted to move out of our house – he wanted to start fresh somewhere new. I fought it. Unfortunately I was not always the obedient wife. I had a hard time thinking of leaving our neighborhood, friends, family and church home. … More Shoo, Stress – Jesus Has This
Parents typically work hard to teach their children to mature and be independent. However many special needs children never reach the point where they can take care of themselves – whether it’s physically or emotionally. Often the parents must intervene. As I mentioned in my last post Armed For Battle, sometimes we need to go on … More Taking The Backseat
Aargh! You just want to plug your ears sometimes. Either that, or punch someone in the face (which is not a good thought especially as a Christ follower). When you have a child with special needs of any kind (Not Quite What We Thought), doctor visits become the norm. Along with that, typically you visit … More Stop With The Negative!
Growing up I really can’t recall whether I ever thought of having kids someday. Things weren’t always happy around our home (or at school for that matter), so I probably put most of my energy into just making it through each day. However like a lot of couples, after my husband and I had been … More Not Quite What We Thought
A few weeks ago I got blindsided when we were getting ready to leave church. It had been such a great service, and about 20 people got baptized. My heart was full. But as we were chatting to a couple people before heading out the door I learned about a woman who had been abandoned … More The Ultimate Day Of Healing
Parenting is really tough sometimes, huh? As Christian parents we try and hang onto the great proverb “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6 NIV), but sometimes our human minds start playing games with us, bringing us back to places … More Oh, Lord…
Well it was time. Time for another shift in our lives. Jeffrey was now going to go into kindergarten. We had been so blessed with his preschool teachers and his friends there (Jeffrey’s Getting Stronger – Isn’t He?), but now the school district was telling us that he needed to be taken out of that … More Jeffrey Starts Kindergarten
Some bad habits are hard to break, aren’t they? A very bad habit that continuously tries to pop its nasty head back into my life is trying to run my life “my plans, my way.” But I am learning that things always go so much better when I wait upon the Lord for His direction, rather … More Continuing Forward