Both my husband and I would agree our faith was much shallower before we had a child with special needs. The Bible talks repeatedly about the reason for trials and tribulations in the life of a believer, but we both thought that Jesus was supposed to make everything easy and happy all the time. Having been through what we have been through, we both now realize that our faith is deepened through the hard times when we lean on and trust in Christ.
The greatest need that the special needs family has is recognition of the fact that they are first and foremost, “normal” people, just like you.
The Story Behind this Special Needs Series The story of this series begins five years ago. Kathryn, Sara, and I were young military wives who had met online. We were expecting our first babies – all boys. We commented on bumpdates and nursery pictures and even sent baby gifts to each other. One after another, we gave birth to our precious … [Read more…]
Announcing 31 Days of Supporting the Special Needs Family – a blog series starting October 1, 2014 at beautifulinhistime.com. Providing hope and encouragement to special needs families and endeavoring to open dialogue, build bridges, and create community.
Here is a free printable version of the post “How To Encourage a Special-Needs Mom (When You Aren’t One) for distribution between friends in person or at churches or community events to spread awareness.
I want to be a voice that starts a much-needed dialogue between people facing different circumstances and difficulties. I want to be a voice that helps create unlikely friendships through the power of empathy.
It was the summer of 2010 and I and my two best online friends, Kathryn and Sara were expecting our little boys. We had met on Christian Military Wives and were all due within a 2 month time-span. We shared pregnancy photos and excitement at the birth of our precious boys. We had a lot in common – … [Read more…]