Grief

Remove the Rescue Vest and Let God be God

Remove the Rescue Vest and Let God be God

When my son was diagnosed with autism more than thirty years ago, I put on my yellow rescue vest, and rarely take it off. I’ve discovered that my work as rescuer has bled over into the rest of my life. I need to let go of the myth that I have the power to rescue or change anyone but myself. God is inviting me to take off the yellow rescue vest and let God be God!

Being There for Others, Like Friends Who Were There for Us

Being There for Others, Like Friends Who Were There for Us

Looking back fifteen years later, I'm so thankful God brought her to my mind that day. I am also reminded of how much we all need each other to be willing to share our struggles so that others will know they are not alone, to be willing to listen and offer those same words, “You can do this!”

Yes, I am a depressed special needs dad

Yes, I am a depressed special needs dad

As parents of children who are impacted by additional needs, we often neglect our own emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Are there areas that you are burying? Who can you find that will allow you to safely take your mask off so you can begin to experience healing?