perspective

What's the Big Deal About Summer Camp?

What's the Big Deal About Summer Camp?

I was brought back to the realization that families like mine have all the time. My friend really knows my family and our situation, but he just doesn’t know what family retreat means to us. How could I even begin to explain what really goes on there? I just relegated it to the usual experience of “he doesn’t get it,” but I really wish I could’ve had the “it’s not like that” speech with him.

Finding Community as a Special Needs Parent

Finding Community as a Special Needs Parent

In a Bible story, four men experienced a similar trial, but they weren’t alone. They could each relate to the physical, emotional and spiritual pain the others were experiencing; they found each other for support. They understood each other better than anyone else could.

To The Mom Who Is Broken

To The Mom Who Is Broken

An older woman shared with us that through the process of raising her special-needs son, she became broken. Her old self died. She was no longer the same woman that she used to be. While there was a death of her old self, the person she has become is so much more.

Persevering Together To Perfection

Persevering Together To Perfection

The new device will help my son be more aware of himself, his actions and words, so he can communicate better, conduct himself in socially acceptable ways with others, and as a believer, become more Christ-like. But I'm not off the hook just because I'm a neurotypical person. More than the frustration my son feels with therapies and resources to make his life better, I felt like this tool was a sanctification device that maybe we should all use.