I received so many thank yous in response to my introductory e-mail that it felt like an amazing start to the school year. Is it PERFECT? No. Will it EVER be? No. But just like Jesus, my confidence is in GOD, not man; so I will not despair, and I will never lose hope.
The ‘brand identity’ and ‘designer labels’ of the additional needs parent do not need apologising for, they speak of our love for our child, our willingness to put them first, our never-ending God given endurance as we strive to do the very best we can for the child that is our first thought as we wake and our final thought as we (eventually!) drop off to sleep.
There are times when we are simply out of fuel, the zero is flashing on our dashboard. We’ve been drained of all of our reserves, and we’re empty. Those are the times when we need to be specific about our prayers; not what we might want at that point, but what do we really need? What is going to help us the most?