Embracing This Special Life: Learning to Flourish as a Mother of a Child with Special Needs

There is a unique struggle to keep your faith in God's goodness and His plan while juggling the appointments, stress, grief, and loneliness that accompany the special needs parenting journey. As the mother of two boys with special needs, Jenn Soehnlin knows these struggles well and seeks to encourage other Christian mothers with scriptural truths to:

Embracing This Special Life will help guide you toward spiritual victory and renewed purpose in your special needs parenting journey.

Embracing This Special Life by Jenn Soehnlin

About the Author

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Jenn Soehnlin is a mother to two young boys who are precious blessings and who both have special needs. Her heart is to share encouragement and God's truths with moms who are also traveling the special needs parenting journey. She enjoys blogging about faith, praying Scripture, and special needs parenting at

For online encouragement and support for special needs mothers, check out her Facebook group Embracing This Special Life.


"This book was the nourishment my soul needed. I felt like I was sitting with Jenn talking about the real challenges that come up within your heart as a special needs parent over a cup of coffee, mom to mom. What a gift to receive that experience from her book! Jenn's voice is genuine, kind, and encouraging. She speaks truth into hard situations, always offering hope, while acknowledging the tough seasons special needs parents face. This is a book I will share with others and keep on my shelf to reread whenever I need encouragement to release heartache and embrace the journey God has given us." -Katie Emanuel, special needs mom blogger at Wonderfully Made

"Jenn writes honestly and beautifully in this book that is incredibly encouraging. It's been wonderful to read through, knowing I'm not alone in my journey with my son with autism with all the emotions that entails, and day-to-day things of life with special needs."    -Sarah Broady, blogger and podcaster at Hope in Autism.

"This is a fantastic book for moms of special needs children. So many great reminders. Jenn does a great job of contrasting things to embrace and things to release. She weaves scripture throughout to support each chapter. I loved this so much and recommend it to any mommas dealing with a diagnosis for their child."    -Melanie Gomez, author of Bundle of Joy: A Devotional for Moms of Special Kids

"Jenn has a wonderful and unique way with words. She has been down the rabbit hole and back and came out with new found faith and wisdom to pay it forward to other parents just starting this journey. I especially appreciated her reflection questions at the end of each chapter so readers can take an active part."    -Laura Baskall Smith, author of Overcoming Apraxia

"Jenn's words in Embracing This Special Life are exactly what parents like us need to hear when adjusting to a life we didn't expect. She shares from her personal journey and from Scripture, helping readers see God's plan for their lives from His perspective. I'm so thankful for her encouragement and highly recommend this book!" -Sandra Peoples, author of Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family

Embracing This Special Life by Jenn Soehnlin

Ready to embrace this special life and find victory in your special needs parenting journey? Available at the following retailers: