God Only Gives Special Children to Special People

God only gives special children to special people. I hear it all the time. And I have had it said to me personally many times over the years, especially when we first received our diagnosis. It’s a well-meaning sentiment. And probably comes from a place of wanting the recipient to feel more self-assured in what … More God Only Gives Special Children to Special People

Let It Go

You’ll find that once you have a child with special needs, that everyone has an opinion. They haven’t read a single sentence about your child’s condition, and yet they’ll spew forth all sorts of advice like they wrote the book on it. Some of these self-proclaimed “experts” on your child will be strangers. And some … More Let It Go

Beauty for Ashes

It happened. The day that I knew was coming, and have been dreading since the day our sweet little boy with special needs was born, happened. Two boys were laughing at our angel. And at church, no less. It’s the kind of thing that you replay over and over in your mind, trying to make … More Beauty for Ashes