This little corner of the web has grown and evolved and morphed over the years.
Much by itself.
Driven largely by readers.
And a constant questioning of what on earth I’m doing and how in the world I got here.
But, God has been clear to me as I do this bloggy thing.
We are meant for community.
We are designed to Glorify.
We are intended for greater things through our circumstances.
Mamas of special needs know this.
It’s this funny paradox: if given the chance, I would wish away all of the medical needs my children struggle with.
Yet, in the same breath, I proclaim that I wouldn’t change a thing.
It makes no sense right?
Surely my mother’s heart wants nothing of struggle and pain for my sweet babies.
Of course I worry of what she will endure in junior high if her gait isn’t exactly perfect.
Will there be learning disabilities that come with jeers and taunts?
The hairs on my neck stand at attention just typing that out.
Oh the Mama Bear in me is something fierce. Fierce.
But with each struggle and each frustration and every single tear…
I know without a doubt that this is all according to plan.
And it is perfect.
I am a better mother. I am a better friend. I am a better person through the therapies and specialists and appointments.
Henry and Lucy are better siblings.
They will protect their littlest sister and anyone else wronged in those school hallways.
I know it. In my bones.
My sweet girl touches each person she meets.
She is special and wholly and wonderfully made.
She is designed for much greater.
We all are.
And so, amid the tears and moments of overwhelming frustration…we mamas know that it’s gonna be okay.
It’s all the way it’s supposed to go.
Our stories are being written exactly as they were intended to be.
It is up to us how we use them.
And so, it is YOUR turn.
Have you been touched by special needs in your life?
Share your story here.
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Encourage another mama walking the path feeling alone.
Be encouraged that the last thing in the world you are is alone.
Love on one another.