Have you ever wondered what it might be like to feel absolutely smitten with motherhood? Me too. The busyness here has led my heart astray again and again. Which is what brought me to writing about what happens when the RUSH is over. Do we give ourselves room for release, dear one? We can. I promise, we can.
This side of Heaven... I keep typing these words over and over again. This side of Heaven, we won't understand X, Y, or Z... This side of Heaven I absolutely will not understand my daughter's journey. But, I've decided to skip the stress of it. (Sigh.) You can read the rest of my thoughts on the … Continue reading Parenting Special Kids Through the Holidays
"While your light absolutely impacts hers, your child is (wait for it) NOT YOU. She is her own little or big person. She is responsible for her own light. Can you support her brilliance? Absolutely. Is it entirely up to you? Nope." We've had some beautiful homeschool moments these last few weeks, precious friends. We … Continue reading Beauty & Boundaries with Special Kids
It’s Sunday night - we are on an airplane ride home – and the most beautiful little girl on the planet is sprawled across my lap. Her feet brush our neighbor’s leg... Fortunately, as my Father would have it, Lisa is a friend from church and she knows our Bliss. And by knows, I … Continue reading Raise Your Voice, Mother or Other
“When you do something for someone else, don’t call attention to yourself. You’ve seen them in action, I’m sure—‘playactors’ I call them—treating prayer meeting and street corner alike as a stage, acting compassionate as long as someone is watching, playing to the crowds. They get applause, true, but that’s all they get. When you help … Continue reading When Regression Strikes
When life gives you lemons - a.k.a. all the wildness - you can either make some super delicious lemonade with it... or you can not. With six years of mothering a gorgeous child with sensory processing disorder and fifteen years mothering me - a woman living with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) - under my belt, I have personally … Continue reading Bring On The Lemonade – We Choose to Thrive
No one can prepare you for the highs and lows of motherhood, fatherhood, parenting or caregiving. But for me, this one verse, has again and again come to my heart. Seek the Lord. Seek Him at 2 a.m. when the baby won't stop crying. Seek Him at 3 p.m. when the toddler is rolling across the grocery aisle floor because you forgot to bring him or her home for their afternoon nap. Seek the Lord when you're sick and tired... and sick and tired of being sick and tired. I feel like if we just do this one thing, it's all going to be okay. Because you can see Him in small moments. And in seeing Him... perhaps you'll take pause and savor whichever season you're in.