His Mercies are New Every Morning

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”

If I can just find the reason

(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”

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”

Guest Writer: Elmari Dreyer – When Your Grandchild Has Special Needs

I have three grandchildren of my own with special needs. For me it always was a dream to be a grandmother.  When my children were grown-up and got married, I could not wait for them to have kids so that I could become a granny.  I love babies and was always good with toddlers andContinue reading “Guest Writer: Elmari Dreyer – When Your Grandchild Has Special Needs”

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”

Can you remember that girl? Part 1

I had a specific flavor about me in the years before family life took hold of me. My zest for life was overwhelming. My dreams of the future, limitless. Creativity has always been just beside me in everything I did. It ranged from having a different routine every day to always making a birthday card,Continue reading “Can you remember that girl? Part 1”

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?”

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”

Non verbal…not stupid

How many times do we not subconsciously, or consciously, make the assumption that someone’s reply equals their thoughts? What if you just do not have the words to describe what you are thinking? We all have those frustrating moments where in mid conversation you would like to describe a thought, feeling or remember a name, butContinue reading “Non verbal…not stupid”

How you can support your Special Needs Parent friend

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”