Parenting Special Kids Through the Holidays

nov 1

This side of Heaven…

I keep typing these words over and over again.

This side of Heaven, we won’t understand X, Y, or Z…

This side of Heaven I absolutely will not understand my daughter’s journey.

But, I’ve decided to skip the stress of it.


You can read the rest of my thoughts on the choice to skip stress this holiday season here, precious friends. This is your reminder that we “don’t got it” but God has got us. Always.

By the way, as I wrote this post, I kept hearing (and keep hearing) these timeless words from James:

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.

It takes lots of work to consider this space an opportunity for great joy, precious friends. But my Father knows what I need to remain close to Him… And sometimes, that just might mean letting a storm (or seventeen) get in “my” way.

Cheering on your journey! Always. Always.

xox J.

Psst – here’s a picture of one of my opportunities for great joy in the midst of sometimes-trouble (aka this homeschool ride with an emotionally high-need wild child). Raising Bliss is a gift, in every season.



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