These words bring tremendous relief to me in this current season of my life For the past few weeks I have developed a strong hunger for God and the way He works. It is as if my dependence on Him got elevated, and my control freakishness deflated. My character stays a constant “work in progress”, … Continue reading His Mercies are New Every Morning
(Written: 9 June 2015) That’s the first thing you do when you receive diagnosis, you look for the reason. Who, or what is to blame for this terrible name given to our confusion? “It will make me feel better, if I know the reason I can cope better.” But will we, cope better? Will our … Continue reading If I can just find the reason
What if I just focus on being the parent more, instead of doing all the parenting things? Can I just stand in the mothering position and acknowledge this is my place instead of trying to earn it more … day by day. We have been created human BEINGS. In a world where DOING is the … Continue reading Just Being The Parent
I can remember so clearly the early years of parenthood, those times when I was on the brink of breaking down. I could very faintly feel the exhaustion setting in more and more, my patience very thin with the kids and emotions flying everywhere about the smallest issues. It was then when I knew that … Continue reading Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will
On the best and worst of my days my head is almost always buzzing with a peculiar mixture of activity. The activity entertains ideas, to-do lists, impressions, emotions, words, songs and strategies. Reading that explanation of my mind activities here, is a bit disturbing, but I have realized that much of what I, or any … Continue reading How writing has always grounded me
Have you ever wondered if there is a way how you can meaningfully support a Special Needs Parent friend or family member? There definitely is! And it’s much simpler than you thought. Since our Parent Reality meetings started in 2014 the biggest, most evident benefit our parents receive is understanding. To be a Special Needs … Continue reading How you can support your Special Needs Parent friend
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
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.
Does the title of this blog triggers something in you? A sense of urgency? A sense of helplessness, or even fear? If you would ask anyone around you what they would consider as their ideal day? I am willing to bet that many will reply with a need for more time. People need time for … Continue reading Time … tick tock …tick tock