She Just Sees Sam

She Just Sees Sam

I was really hopeful after such a great day yesterday. It had been a full Saturday for Sam. He went to a new soccer group (his very first!), got his hair cut, and had an ice cream date with me. It was one thing after another, and that’s a lot to process. He had...
Just for Today

Just for Today

Today, my son still has autism. Every day for the rest of his life, he will have autism. But today, or rather right now, I don’t want to dwell on the difficulties autism brings and will bring when he comes home from school at the end of the day. I don’t want to wish...
On Respite and Guilt

On Respite and Guilt

This past week, Samuel spent a few days at my parents’ house without his brothers. We dropped him off on Wednesday, came back on Saturday for our monthly family dinner, and took him back home with us Saturday night. On Thursday, my oldest son Ben was invited to...
Praying Through the Storm of Autism

Praying Through the Storm of Autism

“Mom, the clouds are dark. I think there’s going to be a tornado.” “No, Sam. There’s no tornado.” “I think the sky is turning green,” he said, his pitch rising, and eyes frantically searching the sky for clues....

When God Provides

“He will not leave you alone.”This is true. We see over and over in Scripture how God provides for every aspect of His creation, from the number of hairs on our head to every sparrow that falls from the sky, to the lilies of the field. Friends, we serve a great and...
The Power of Presence: What Not to Say

The Power of Presence: What Not to Say

You’ve probably read those articles before. You know, the ones written to instruct you on “What Not to Say to a Special Needs Parent.” If you’ve never read one before, here’s a good example of one that even offers alternatives here.  But...

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