Finding REST in the Caregiving Hustle

Finding REST in the Caregiving Hustle

My son, Andrew is my first-born. He is an absolute joy!  The light of my life. A kind, caring, compassionate and helpful young man. He loves God, and he loves to see his friends and family happy. He has taught me so much, and opened-up a passion in me that I never...
How to Catch Up with Friends Without Sounding Like a Broken Record

How to Catch Up with Friends Without Sounding Like a Broken Record

We had friends to dinner last week who we haven’t seen in a few years. Caregiver shortages, then a pandemic, our caregiving lifestyle, and, most recently, Carly’s health and anxiety issues have generally made socializing difficult. Our friends had a lot of questions....
We’ve Got the Tools, Let’s Hold the Faith!

We’ve Got the Tools, Let’s Hold the Faith!

Today’s post is authored by Walk Right In Ministries’ co-founder Larry Jamieson (December 2010). I changed the thermostat in my 2001 Impala last week. Now, for everyone other than mechanics and DIY aficionados, that may sound impressive. Maybe. Maybe not. A couple of...
Reassurance for the Caregiving Roller Coaster Ride

Reassurance for the Caregiving Roller Coaster Ride

Recently, I was on a walk at Prairie Queen Lake, which is bursting this time of year with blooming trees, insects, birds, and fish. It is buzzing with life and the energetic fervor which summer brings. As I was going along the trail, however, I came upon a dead...
Back to School Prayer for Your Special Child and Family

Back to School Prayer for Your Special Child and Family

Heavenly Father, I am excited and grateful but anxious about this new schoolyear for my child with disabilities or other extra needs. If I’m honest, I am relieved to have some respite. It’s been a long summer. We all need a break from each other. And I need some rest....
Crumbled Cookies Brought Heaven’s Truth

Crumbled Cookies Brought Heaven’s Truth

I have long wrestled with why God gave me children with disabilities — as in plural. I’m the mother of 5 sons, three with special needs. Our special needs story began in 1999 when our third son was born with CHARGE Syndrome. I gave birth to our second child with...