My name is Jenn Soehnlin (pronounced sane (as in not insane) plus lin). I'm a middle school English teacher, author of Embracing This Special Life: Learning to Flourish as a Mother of a Child with Special Needs, wife, and mommy to two young boys who both happen to have special needs. I enjoy hiking, relaxing with my husband, reading, writing, and blogging.
I had two boys under the age of four with various diagnoses. My life was filled with therapies and specialists, with anxiety and depression, with loneliness and anger toward God. And one day, while asking God yet again "Why?" He whispered just one word to my anxious, grieving heart.
Embrace what? I wondered.
And idea after idea came to me. So much so, I wish I would have written it all down, but I don't think my pen would have flown across the pages fast enough.
I was convicted. Encouraged. Loved by the God of the universe.
He would gently remind me of something I needed to embrace fully in my life. Something that I needed to not only accept, but cherish. My role as a mother. My children. Their diagnoses, their progress, their personalities and their hearts. This special needs journey. Myself. My husband. And most importantly, God and His mysterious, yet trustworthy ways. My perspective was transformed to the Biblical, rather than the worldly way of doing things that I'd been trying to do unsuccessfully for years.
What do YOU need to be embracing in your life?
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Here's to embracing life together,