"Let's get him a walker in here so he can walk wherever he wants." ~ our Attending Doctor while in the hospital this latest go 'round. If this doctor truly knew my guy he would know his most favorite saying. "No walk today. Whomp, whomp." You see, he has absolutely no desire (or ability) to … Continue reading We Are Broken and That’s Okay
Letting it Go. It's a bit of a theme song in our house. We sing that Frozen song for ev-er-y-thing. I am super great about telling everyone in my house when they need to 'let it go.' (Noticing only the faults of others; it's an unfortunate skill I have.) But, me? Well, I don't have … Continue reading Letting It Go
"I can't do this." I said it to myself over and over while the shower water rained down over me. "Please God, I just can't do this." When I finally shut up long enough to listen to God speak the first thing that came into my head was, But I can. Months of lack of … Continue reading I Can’t Do This
You know the Hillsong United song, Oceans, right? We all know it. We love it. We sing it with gusto. I mean, what's not to love? It's anthemic. It's Hillsong. It's the beautiful voices (and to be imitated dressers) of Joel Houston and Taya Smith. Let's look at a few of the words. "You call … Continue reading Trusting God in the Hard Times
I am a bit of a control freak. Shhhhh. Don't tell my family I have admitted to this teensy flaw. Just because I like things to go my way a good deal of the time doesn't mean I'm controlling. I'm just usually right, right? (This makes sense in my head.) So when it comes to illness … Continue reading When You Lose All Control in this Special Needs World, Where Do You Turn?