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...
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...
Parents Make Hard Decisions for Their Kids

Parents Make Hard Decisions for Their Kids

We live in a post Easter world. What mercy! I don’t want to imagine being Carly’s mom — being any kind of person, in any kind of role — in a world without Jesus, the cross, the empty tomb. I know that you know what I’m talking about. You don’t have to be the parent of...
Disability Take Us Deeper

Disability Take Us Deeper

Spirit lead me where my trust is without bordersLet me walk upon the watersWherever You would call meTake me deeper than my feet could ever wanderAnd my faith will be made strongerIn the presence of my Savior— from Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) © Hillsong Music...
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...
Guest Post: Not Yet

Guest Post: Not Yet

The waiting room. We have all been there. Most of life is waiting for the next thing, the next season, the next phase. The waiting room is sterile, awkward, and a place of palpable fear. For those of us who are suffering, waiting is incredibly painful. We are waiting...