I love entering into the New Year with this astounding truth. God is with us. God became one of us. In the Message we read, “God moved into the neighborhood.” What does this mean to me as the mom of Joel, an adult son with autism?
For young people with additional needs, sex and relationships can be a subject that youth workers and parents shy away from, but it shouldn’t be so. Every young person deserves the same help and support as they grapple with the myriad of questions, feelings and emotions that this topic evokes.
Most likely a fantastic husband will also be a fantastic father. And it’s important to realize it might not happen overnight.
My husband has held many things together for our family. Most of what my husband does for our family isn’t the typical experience. There’s no greeting card that summarizes his journey as a father or recognizes the care he provides. It’s been different than most, but it’s been good.
I can’t imagine the feeling when my son actually walks across that stage, when he is handed his diploma, when we get to take those family pictures with his cap and gown. I have said thank you along the way to each of his teachers, aides and therapists, but that day I want to scream and shout it! Here are a few ideas to say “thank you” to the helpers in your life as your child finishes strong.
You won’t be able to dream and plan for the future until you can manage the stressors of today. Here are four things you can do that will help with your stress level.