Special Siblings: Why It Doesn’t Have to be a Snowman
In honor of Autism Awareness Month and National Sibling Day (April 10), today’s post celebrates the unique, complex and extraordinary bond between special needs “Sibs” and their differently-abled brothers and sisters. Do you wanna build a snowman? Come on let’s go and play I never see you anymore Come out the door It’s like you’ve gone away We used to...read more
Mary: How is this “Blessed and Highly Favored”?!
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting...read more
Why did God let this happen? Did You lead us out here to die?
“Did You lead us out here to die?” As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in...read more
“I Can Never Die”
Who Will Take Care Of My Child After I’m Gone? Parents of “normal” children don’t have to worry about this. It’s a given that children grow up to become independent and go off to raise children of their own. Not so for my family. As a perennial, functionally five-year-old, our autistic son will remain dependent on us for his daily care, for the rest of...read more