We must rally around all the moms all the time. We need one another, and we MUST perfect our God-given craft. For loving one another is the only thing that makes sense in circumstances like these.
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. (Sigh.) You can read the rest of my thoughts on the … Continue reading Parenting Special Kids Through the Holidays
"While your light absolutely impacts hers, your child is (wait for it) NOT YOU. She is her own little or big person. She is responsible for her own light. Can you support her brilliance? Absolutely. Is it entirely up to you? Nope." We've had some beautiful homeschool moments these last few weeks, precious friends. We … Continue reading Beauty & Boundaries with Special Kids
“When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help … Continue reading When Regression Strikes
No one can prepare you for the highs and lows of motherhood, fatherhood, parenting or caregiving. But for me, this one verse, has again and again come to my heart. Seek the Lord. Seek Him at 2 a.m. when the baby won't stop crying. Seek Him at 3 p.m. when the toddler is rolling across the grocery aisle floor because you forgot to bring him or her home for their afternoon nap. Seek the Lord when you're sick and tired... and sick and tired of being sick and tired. I feel like if we just do this one thing, it's all going to be okay. Because you can see Him in small moments. And in seeing Him... perhaps you'll take pause and savor whichever season you're in.
I'm a believer to my core. I say that I found Jesus before I knew he existed; a calming presence in the middle of storms that came upon me long before my path today. Yet, I too have struggled with doubts. My biggest came when I saw my business go up in smoke as chronic disease met special parenting. I didn't quit on my business or my God. But let's just say that fear took the reigns. I feared that I would never see my business prosper again. And I feared that my God's plans for me weren't all that good. That maybe my suffering was attached to His greater plan. That maybe staying faithful without my health or my child's sanity was more than just a test - but my life's work.
Take a gander at what you've plotted for 2019. Now, ask yourself just one question: Does it match with what I value?