The Struggle to be a Good Parent

Most of us, the parents, confront the thoughts about good parenting, day-after-day. Have I done enough? Am I making good decisions? Could I have done more? All the emotions caught up in parenting has been found to be a mush of so many elements including personality types, past hurts, childhood experiences, circumstances, parenting styles, lifestylesContinue reading “The Struggle to be a Good Parent”

A Special Needs Mom’s Prayer

Lord I come before you today You know my limits, those I forget about You know my strengths, those I use to cope, and also forget about Please help me remember WHO You made me to be Especially on those days when my arms feels like lead next to my body On those days whenContinue reading “A Special Needs Mom’s Prayer”

You are Enough

I wish I had adequate words, pictures or sounds to describe what this phrase: “You are enough” has meant to me in the last couple of months since lock down started. The mere mention of the words sends shivers of excitement and deep understanding down my spine. The excitement speaks of not just what theContinue reading “You are Enough”

If I can just find the reason

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 load be lifted withContinue reading “If I can just find the reason”

Just Being The Parent

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”

Why can’t we stay connected anymore?

Our world is packed with connection technology but it’s getting harder and harder to connect meaningfully with each other.  Are you feeling it? Can you see it? We work on our laptops, our cell phones, we drift around on the internet, with way too many things to see and no time to look at it. OurContinue reading “Why can’t we stay connected anymore?”

Can you remember that girl? Part 2 … and the Tattoo

Eight months have passed since I posted “Can you remember that girl?”  As I read the blog post for the first time again tonight I realized; even in these eight months, I have changed. To remember that girl takes courage.  It might be easier to just admit that I have changed. It is definitely easierContinue reading “Can you remember that girl? Part 2 … and the Tattoo”

What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?

Each one of us is traveling through this life with a certain mountaintop in mind. We have dreams which can come true and other dreams that most probably never will.  The important thing to remember about this journey is that the most significant parts are invisible.   In a world where achievement and success winContinue reading “What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?”

Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will

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”

Special Needs Parent you have nothing to be ashamed of

This past week was a week of wrestling for me.  I wrestled with the big bad Wolf of Approval. This topic isn’t new, I have thought and wrestled with this many times before.  But, I realized that I was just a bit naive to think that this important element of my character has been dealtContinue reading “Special Needs Parent you have nothing to be ashamed of”