Who Defends Vulnerable Lives?

Who Defends Vulnerable Lives?

Let me preface my writing today with two disclaimers. First, this subject is uncomfortable but of great importance to this community. Second, it is not my intention to create fear. My aim is to fight naivete, apathy, and fear with awareness, spiritual education, and...
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...
What Is Your Main Thing?

What Is Your Main Thing?

“The storm may be around you, but it doesn’t have to be in you.” —Kris Vallotton What if there was one sentence that helped anchor and calm us when our child’s disability is threatening to steal our joy? Comparison is one joy stealer for many special needs parents. We...
First Fruits and Surprises

First Fruits and Surprises

Jon and Sylvia Flint have an inspiring and challenging story for us all. They have been faithful prayer partners, cheerleaders, and monthly donors supporting Walk Right In Ministries for many years. Their generous partnership may have started out as simple compassion...
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...
Thriving Caregivers Prioritize Soul Care

Thriving Caregivers Prioritize Soul Care

Sometimes I have an opportunity to escape being a mom, wife, and the primary caregiver to our adult daughter with Angelman Syndrome. It may just be for a couple of hours but one rather simple and satisfying way I can do this is to take a long bath and read a book or...