- “I Know Better” by Eric Stephens at Chosen Families: “One of the many struggles we face in our home is big brothers trying to be parents rather than siblings. And for Josh, this struggle seems especially difficult. In his experience of life, most things are black or white, right or wrong. There are very few shades of grey and there is rarely a time to get away with wrong. When Josh sees right, he wants to commend it. When Josh sees wrong, he is deeply troubled and wants to correct it.”
- “The Moment You Want to Give Up” by Laurie Wallin: “We all come to a place where we realize how much our dreams require of us, where we’re not sure we’ll make it. We may even want to quit trying.”
- “3 Things to Do When the Special-Needs Parenting Life Isn’t Fair” by Jolene at Different Dream: “My list of complaints against life and God grew exponentially, and I didn’t know how to stop adding to it. I could have used the tips Laurie Wallin shared in a post at her blog, www.lauriewallin.com. Here’s what Laurie would have told me to do”
- “On Being as Dumb as Peter, Where I’m at Today …” by Gillian Marchenko: “This thought, that God calls us to things, and then helps us with those things, wakes me up a bit. It helps me in terms of parenting kids with special needs, with my marriage, with ministry in our church, with my depression, and writing.”
- “Letting Go without Letting Go” by Cassandra at Chosen Families: “If I continue to rescue Cami every time she struggles, I will actually be stunting her growth. I know this truth in my head, but in those moments of struggle, my momma’s heart hurts for her. I just want to fix it, so her way will be a little easier.”
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Sandra is a pastor's wife and mom to two boys. She's the author of Speechless: Finding God's Grace in My Son's Autism and Held: Learning to Live in God's Grip (a Bible study for special-needs parents).