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Never Alone: Whispers Of Grace

In this life, it rarely rains. It’s either a sunny, beautiful day…or it’s pouring, and I can hardly bring myself to get out of bed. It’s been pouring for over a week, one tough situation after another, and I’m finding it harder and harder to get past this suffocating feeling; this pressure in my chest. Her… Continue reading Never Alone: Whispers Of Grace

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To My Daughter, When Words Hurt…

Sweet Girl, I know that the things the other kids at the playground said to you today were hurtful. They hurt me too. I try to be strong for you but the truth is, sometimes Mommy cries tears that no one but God can see. Sometimes my heart breaks into a million pieces for you,… Continue reading To My Daughter, When Words Hurt…

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Tradition Redefined

His 2nd birthday party came and went. It was nothing like I’d imagined or secretly hoped for. There was no singing of “Happy Birthday”. Being surrounded and focused on by a group of people scares him and, to have them all start singing at him…there would only be tears. The candles scared him too, and… Continue reading Tradition Redefined

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The Gift Of Acknowledgment

We’re back here again, living in a deep valley that no one around us seems to understand. Both my daughter and my son have been in meltdown mode day in and day out for weeks. Life did that thing again that sends them over the edge: it changed. My daughter lost her favorite therapist to another… Continue reading The Gift Of Acknowledgment

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What They Don’t Tell You When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

You know what the experts don’t tell you when they diagnose your child with Autism??? They don’t tell you that you may find yourself in a room with your child when she has a meltdown, trying to protect yourself as she hits and kicks you, while you simultaneously try to comfort her as she frantically screams, “I don’t… Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You When Your Child Is Diagnosed With Autism

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All-In: Purpose In The Journey

These past few weeks have been life-altering. God reached down and shook the very core of me. Not one person was aware of it…but, for me, everything changed. During worship time at church one day, a child with Autism was singing. We all were, but she was singing… Belting. It. Out. She was all-in. Her words floated… Continue reading All-In: Purpose In The Journey

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So, There’s This Girl…

So, there’s this girl… My daughter holds her hand. The same daughter who keeps me at arms length because Autism makes snuggles just too hard. She gives her hugs. She seeks her out and, in her presence, is drenched in joy. There’s this girl who calls my daughter in the middle of a meltdown to… Continue reading So, There’s This Girl…