Have you ever seen a dog trying to lie down comfortably on a blanket? It usually involves scratching and turning, and more scratching and turning. At some stage he would lie down for a while, but then get up again to repeat the process over and over. He is usually frustrated with his need toContinue reading “Heaven is Real”
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 ourContinue 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 theContinue 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 thatContinue 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 anyContinue 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 NeedsContinue 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.