15 and counting…

15 and counting

    15 and counting… I haven’t missed one yet, and I don’t plan on stopping. We had our annual IEP meeting this week for our 17-year old son. This was number 15. I’ve been to all of them. I read every word of the draft copy of the IEP prior to the meeting. I Read More…

The Man in the Mirror

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  I know you. I recognize your face from when we were shaving this morning. You’re the man in the mirror. I see things in your reflection that others don’t see or grasp. Everyone sees that you are a special-needs dad. They see your smiles, they hear your words, and they enjoy your sense of Read More…

Raising Kids With Love- Lori Wildenberg

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                            Every month I join the talented the team at 1corinthians13parenting.com as the writer sharing from the perspective of a special needs parent. Lori Wildenberg is the co-founder of 1corinthians13parenting.com. She and Becky Danielson have assembled a writing team who share from Read More…

The Valentine Letter

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No chocolates, no flowers, not even a card. I know you say to yourself “That’s OK, what I really wanted was a nap anyway.” But you didn’t get that either. The dishes still lay untouched in the sink. The baskets of unfolded clothes are stacked on top of each other like planes circling the airport. Read More…

What’s In Your Hand?

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  “What is that in your hand?” After years of searching for purpose, years of struggling to find meaning, and years of wandering in the desert, Moses finally finds the answer in one simple question. The voice from the burning bush queries Moses, “What is that in your hand?” One holy moment. One God-ordained, God-orchestrated, Read More…

“Don’t Let Satan Steal Your Joy”

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  We turned in an instant and looked at each other, knowing in that very moment what we were supposed to do. Our pastor had just announced that our local crisis pregnancy center was in desperate need of baby beds. He asked if anyone in the audience had baby cribs that they would be willing Read More…

It’s Over…Now What?

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  The Christmas decorations are crammed into a box in the back of the garage now. The mantle over the fireplace is devoid of the garland and ribbons that adorned it for the past month. The table decorations have been restored to their pre-Christmas centerpieces. The boxes have been recycled, the wrapping papers discarded, and Read More…

Love Came Down

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I was completely broken. Not only was I broken, but I also didn’t even realize the severity of my brokenness. When I looked in the mirror I couldn’t see the wounds. I had learned to mask them from myself so I couldn’t notice them. But everyone else could. I was living in denial myself. If Read More…

The Christmas Gift for Mom

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  Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined this would happen. It certainly wasn’t the path she had planned out for her life. When she initially got the news she was stunned. After all, this pregnancy wasn’t even expected in the first place. But to then get the news that this child wouldn’t Read More…

Why Goodnight Superman?

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Welcome to the newly designed Goodnight Superman site, home of my personal blog and author site! We’ve put this site together to host my personal blog, and to provide links to my social media sites, books, contact information, as well as Rising Above Ministries and No More Vacant Dads. If you were previously subscribing to Read More…