This was the first full week of 2014, and we hope your year is off to a great start. And if it isn’t? We’re know how that goes too. (At my house, we scheduled two oral surgeries and a colonoscopy for my six-year-old with autism. Not the greatest start!) We hope these links encourage you, make you smile, and make you nod your head in agreement, knowing someone else gets it.
Our private encouragement groups are kicking off next week. There’s still time to sign-up if you’re interested. We’re excited to connect with so many of you in this way!
“I have been the jeering crowd and I have been the obviously wounded. I have been the parent in agony and I have been the silent condemner. I have been them all except the One who sees perfection before performance and beauty from ashes.
The reality is, we all walk with scars.”
- Ellen from Love That Max took her family to Disneyland to check out how the new disability card works. She shares 9 tips to remember if you’re planning a trip.
“Because as the mama of that little girl, while I would do anything to take away her struggles, I can most assuredly promise you she is still worth it. Our family would be woefully done a disservice to not have her be a part of it. Even if she doesn’t fit the mold of healthy.
So Long As she is here. That’s what I say.
And I wish you could see that too. ‘…I don’t care what it is. So long as it is here. So long as I get a chance to know it.’”
- Kimberly Drew shares her special-needs “dear self” resolutions. One of her suggestions–use “hide from newsfeed” on Facebook.
- Louise’s son had a fear of fire. So how did he react when the house behind his went up in flames? You can read more at Chosen Families.
- Also at Chosen Families, Sarah shares how a body sock helped saved Christmas.
- Rare Disease Day is February 28th and Barb is asking us to join together to make more people aware of what families go through when affected by a rare disease!