I’ve Been Robbed…So Thanks

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    Dear Autism and Cerebral Palsy I’ve been meaning to write to you for quite some time but thanks to you two, I’ve been pretty busy as you can imagine. Over the years I have cursed at you, yelled at you, cried at you, and tried my best to understand you. The more I Read More…

What Can We Learn From The Eagles?

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Photo by the Pennsylvania Game Commission as it appeared in USA Today It’s the picture that went viral during the recent snowstorms that ravaged the country. If you watched the news or you were active on social media, you probably saw the video and pictures. Two bald eagles stoically, earnestly, and with unmatched resolve, braved Read More…

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…