Explaining your experience as a Special Needs Parent is gut wrenching on the best of days. The last couple of weeks I have been trying to figure out how I would explain my experience to someone who has never lived with a Special Needs Child or with any child, for that matter. Where do I … Continue reading Dear Special Needs Parent: Welcome to Holland …
Blessed new year greetings to you dear friend! May you experience enormous hope and love in this year and even today! I usually try to write my blog before the end of the previous year, reviewing the old and planning the new. Honestly speaking, along with that rounding-up and planning process is anticipation, a bit … Continue reading Thankfully 2019
Dis Desember Die groen wys lewe, en die stilte … vrede En ek dink Hierdie tyd bring oordenking, of jy wil of nie Oor die jaar, oor jou lewe, oor jou Mense het oorwinnings, en ander het swaar Ek? Fokus net op dankie sê, vir alles en nog wat Dit help my perpsektief … Continue reading Net ‘n gedig vir Desember 2018
Written on 7 July 2018 July is my “organizing life” season, just turns out that way … every year. The weather encourages hibernation and the school holiday is quite long. My instinct? Pack away, throw away and questioning myself: “Are you on track?” I haven’t blogged for five months. It is a VERY long time, … Continue reading Every Moment a Teaching Moment
The title of this blog has been running through my mind for a week. A statement, but also an urge. Urgently pressing, and a blog desperately wanting to be written. Mostly I have no idea what how my blogs will end up, but I just keep writing and it all comes together in the end, … Continue reading Let’s Not Live Distracted
I have mentioned in my previous posts that I love the idea of a clean canvas. The symbol for starting new and fresh. Not trying to fix a picture already drawn. No, being able to start again. A big element I realize God wants to instill in me in 2018 is: The FREEDOM To Live. … Continue reading Freedom to Live
Dalene Reyburn wrote a blog a while ago. The heading of the blog was: Dear Special Needs Parent: I see you … Those words hit me like a fist in the gut. Who knew? Someone sees me and acknowledges me. Today I’d like to say: Dearest parent of your amazing ADHD child … I see … Continue reading The Secret Struggles of an ADHD Parent
Every in-between season, life starts dripping out of me. I can’t tell you exactly what is happening to me then. I just usually know that one extra step is going to be too much. I need a break, I have to gather thoughts, do something just for myself and “smell the roses”…or have coffee with my book … Continue reading An Ode To Our Husbands
It seems to me that all of us walk around with a specific burden. This burden? It is the responsibility we think that we have to cause our lives to run in a way that would be perfect or as wonderful as we have always dreamed.
These weird and wonderful lives we have been born into often confuse us, ignite us, crush us and flow like waves over us. We cannot escape it, we have to live it. It is our gift and our cross.