Memories Worth Celebrating

Memories Worth Celebrating

It’s Christmas week! What joy! And what a lot going on, right? As I was wrapping gifts this week while supervising Carly alone (Larry was out of town for work), I was tremendously thankful she kept herself content with her iPad for over an hour. It is rare for her to...
Family Update and Thoughts On Memorial Day

Family Update and Thoughts On Memorial Day

Periodic family updates seem to be of interest to readers, and it has been a while since I reported family news. So, after I pivot briefly to reflect on Memorial Day, I’ll turn to some recent highlights of a more personal nature and our transition to summer. We lost a...
Creating Space for Special Siblings

Creating Space for Special Siblings

Two in every seven families has at least one member with a disability (US Census Bureau 2007). And an April 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that 1 in 59 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These...
We Bolster Each Other’s Faith

We Bolster Each Other’s Faith

God delights in any faith we can offer Him with our aspiration to grow. But adversity can test our faith. Oh, how being a caregiver for a child with disabilities has tested my own faith! The testing of your faith produces perseverance. JAMES 1:3 Growing in faith is...
An Uncomfortable Family Update

An Uncomfortable Family Update

Good heavens, this is not how I expected to title my first blog of 2022! Yet, alas, I’m online today for some “real talk” with friends who will “get it.” Our daughter Carly is 23 and has Angelman Syndrome. Her needs are complex and relentless. We have been extremely...
27 Gift Ideas for the Family Living with Disability

27 Gift Ideas for the Family Living with Disability

The holiday season is near. It is a time of year when stress, social isolation, and grief can weigh on caregivers and their families. Each family member — parent, grandparent, child with disabilities, sibling — is uniquely impacted by the disability issues involved....