My heart has been burdened for our son Jeffrey. He recently turned 30 years-old and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He’s been confined to a wheelchair from when he was just a small boy. Yet from ages 10 to 20, he was a go-getter. He refused to let his disability define him. He worked hard at … More Falling Down Through The Cracks
A few months back, I again was going through a “teeter-totter” time. Unfortunately that seems to be a way too common occurrence for me. I had been wondering just what God was wanting me to do with my life. Was I on the right track, or had I drifted away? I had been feeling so … More Lord, What Do You Want Me To Do?
I love to hear birds chirping. In the early mornings I’ll often open my window so I can hear their sweet songs. It’s the most beautiful symphony ever! It delights me and gives me such joy. They sound so happy and carefree. Or I’ll find myself staring out the window watching the bigger birds fly … More Look At The Birds
Ready … Set … Go! I’m sure that’s how this young man felt as he was finishing up high school. He was set to enter a top-notch college, and then onto one of the best law schools. After all, his father was a partner at a well known law firm in the city. He was … More It’s All About How You Finish
What you were doing last month at this time? How about last week? Yesterday??? I don’t know about you, but my head sometimes feels like it’s going to explode. There’s just too much stuff buzzing around in there. I definitely know that if I don’t write down everything I’m going to forget, and often whatever … More Remember Your Stepping Stones?
Heartbreak – it happens to all of us. Clint Eastwood did a movie about it (Heartbreak Ridge), and Elvis Presley sang a song about it (Heartbreak Hotel). I’m sure you have your own stories. As do we. In my last post And, We’re Off, I mentioned how blessed we were when a wonderful Christian couple took … More Heartbreak Comes
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!
It’s really hard trusting when there’s so many blind spots, right? That’s how we felt as we continued our quest to get our special needs son Jeffrey ready to possibly move out of state to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) in Arizona (The “Impossible” Becomes “Wow”). But God knew all, and came through in amazing … More Is It Really Going To Happen?
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