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Obviously I am terrible at keeping up with blogging. Life just gets in the way. I did want to get a blog in before the end of autism awareness month. And as I thought on what to write about, I was moved by the current sermon series being preached at my church. This month we…

Doing life together

Sorry I've been MIA for a while. Holidays and snow days have filled my last month and a half, as I'm sure has been the case for you as well. And to be perfectly honest, I've also been at a loss of what to write about. I didn't have any topics in mind. The past…

Prayer

When Carter first got diagnosed, I really struggled with what to pray for - do I pray for healing or contentment? Do I ask God to make him typical, to take away his struggles, to take away my fears? Or do I ask God to help me be content with where he is and to…

If I had a choice…

I've seen this story come across my Facebook feed for the past couple weeks - how down syndrome in Iceland has almost disappeared. Now this is not a political post, not about whether abortion is right or wrong, but this is about getting to choose your life. My first thought when I read about it…

A Well Watered Garden

The bible verse that has stuck with me these last couple days in the midst of all the terrible news headlines and stories is John 16:33: "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world." How beautiful and comforting. Now my daily trials are nothing compared to people who…

Today, I Choose Joy

When I think about my life, I think about how blessed I am. I think about my amazing husband, my sweet little boy, my extended families, my friends, my career - and I can't help but be overwhelmed by how truly great my life is. It wasn't always like that. The first couple years after…

Comparison

I have had the pleasure of getting to meet with some new moms at Carter's school. And inevitably when you get moms together, especially special needs moms, we talk about our kiddos. We ask how old, when they got diagnosed, do they talk, how do they eat, do they play with peers, what treatments have…

For when I am weak…

That's what I'm feeling this week - weak. I feel like I am not measuring up and that the circumstances in my life are too much for me to handle. I feel like it is in moments like this when God works the most on my heart. I feel like he sits back and watches…