Read below for a guest post from Ron Sandison. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:31 Erik Weber’s development appeared typical until he reached 2 ½ years and experienced a high fever and began to regress rapidly. At that time Erik’s mother, Sandi, noticed … [Read more...]
Giving and Taking Away
If you can watch your child slip into the pseudo-coma of anesthesia and not get teary-eyed, you are a better parent than me. Because my face immediately started leaking. This MRI was a long time coming. For four years, my son has complained of right leg pain. After no longer tolerating the “growing pains” explanation of our doctor, (or Jesse’s nocturnal wailings that “my leg hurts!”), … [Read more...]
Who Do You Say You Are?
Each day, we have choices to make. One choice—one that you make each day—can drastically affect your life in astounding ways. Choose one option and you will live an abundant life unshaken by the circumstances around you. Choose the other option and you will live a reactive life, unstable and swayed by the opinions of others. The question we face each day is this: Who do you say you are? Are … [Read more...]
4 Powerful Questions For The Hurting Soul
Why didn't you TELL me? How many times do we find ourselves in the shock of another person's crisis, only to find that things have been quite bad for a long time? A serious surgery is suddenly scheduled with the possibility of great peril. A child commits suicide. A family's home is in foreclosure. At times like these, those of us around the victims find ourselves grossly inadequate, … [Read more...]
Appreciating the pit crew in special needs parenting
Appreciating the pit crew in special needs parenting Before parenting children with special needs... driving alone I know this statement will seem a bit counter-Christian. But sometimes I think all any of us are really trying to do is create mini kingdoms. People need to rule. We need to be noticed. We crave praise. And we need others to notice that we can actually handle our … [Read more...]
Help! We Need an Advocate!
About this time, many parents of special needs kids get a little weary, especially in the school year. The pressure to keep up with the schedules, the school tasks, the assignments. We have a lot on our plates, don't we? Parents need to be the voice for their children, right? But about this time in the year, my voice seems weak, tired and near faint. When I don't have any strength left, I need … [Read more...]