To the sibling of a special needs child…

I see you. You do not demand attention because you are always watching. You are the one jumping in to respond like a parent because you feel the honorable weight of love, protection, and devotion toward your sibling with challenges. We have to intentionally carve out time for you to be a child. You haveContinue reading “To the sibling of a special needs child…”

The Memories We Choose to Keep…

“There’s no earthly way of knowing, which direction we are going…” Name that movie! Did you guess? It’s the creepy boat ride through the tunnel song from Willy Wonka that terrifies adults and kids to this day. My family prefers the 1971 version with Gene Wilder. The retro vibe adds to the creep factor. IfContinue reading “The Memories We Choose to Keep…”

When you think things are going great…

Wow, Henry is really focused today on his work. He’s being so still and quiet. What a great mom he has! She must really be on top of life (smirk, smirk). True confession- I was very proud of myself as a virtual school parent recently, but it didn’t last long. Henry was folding paperclips intoContinue reading “When you think things are going great…”

When you have a child that struggles…

What parent has not shepherded their child through a struggle? Every parent is in this group. Preparing children for inevitable challenges while shielding them from unnecessary challenges is non-stop. The reality I’m discussing here is different. I’m talking about a struggle that becomes the epicenter around which your family revolves. This is not an invitationContinue reading “When you have a child that struggles…”