Everything Hope

My soul food reading list...

My soul food listening list...

My laugh or cry list...

you know you have a special needs child when...

  • your kid's medical file is held inside several 3 ring binders 
  • the doctors at the ER know you by name
  • friends don't ask you to watch their children - because they're afraid they'll have to return the favor!

faux pas... 
  • being overly nice to my kid 
  • ignoring my kid
  • treating my kid like there's nothing wrong
  • Yes, that's right you CAN'T win! 
  • Sorry, but I'm the crazy mom of a SNC - are you uncomfortable yet?

The sunny side of Having a Special Needs child...
  • a SNC is a bad-friend filter 
  • you get to take vacations to many big & exciting cities - like Boston (Children's that is...) 
  • you begin to understand the essence of unconditional love and strive to give it
  • in this sometimes dark place you are able to more vividly see Christ's face & God's fingerprints

"I've spent too long wanting what was taken from me 

and not what I was given..." 

Caspian, Voyage of the Dawntreader [film; 2010]

"Go as far as you can see;

When you get there, you'll be able to see further" 

 -- Thomas Carlyle

My soul food writing - cause I wear my emotions on my cyber sleeve...