Encouragement

Encouragement / Trusting God

Cultivating a Heart of Thankfulness

On November 20, 2016

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and I am super excited.  I love the fun times with family gathered around the table.  The food, oh my goodness, the food!  Potatoes and turkey and stuffing (oh my!) smothered in gravy.  Pie smothered in Cool Whip.  Yes please!!  And I adore the season.  The crisp weather, the kaleidoscopic display of leaves…

Encouragement / Special needs parenting

Why Being A Special Needs Mom Isn’t Something to Fear

On October 21, 2016

I overheard two expectant mamas talking in a Chick-fil-A play area.  They sat together on one bench, oblivious to their older boys playing together, and they each were expecting a boy.  I watched my kids play with these soon to be big brothers. These mamas chatted about due dates, pregnancy woes, and pediatricians.  And then the conversation took an unexpected…

Encouragement / Parenting / Special needs parenting

Watching Your Child Bloom

On August 12, 2016

“Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.”  Matthew 6:28-29 I went for a walk the other day, just soaking in God’s creation unfurling after a long winter, when I happened upon the flower…