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…

Trusting God

Trusting the Shepherd When Life is Hard

On September 23, 2016

I’ve found myself clinging to Psalm 23.  “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.  He lies me down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul.” Oh, that sounds so good.  But if I’m truly honest, I don’t feel those things most of the time.  I know it’s available, but I don’t feel…

Special needs parenting

My Thoughts About the Pilot of Speechless

On September 14, 2016

I’ve been excited to watch Speechless since I first saw the trailer of it months ago.  I love Minnie Driver, I love a good comedy, and the fact that they would be raising awareness about life with a special needs child seemed like a win-win for me. http://embracing.life/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Add-heading-5.png I just finished watching the pilot episode on Hulu, though you can…