autism · Faith · family · RTC · special needs

When Mama’s Prayer Isn’t Enough

It has been 3 years, 5 months, and 14 days since we picked D up from the residential treatment facility. I said… I will never forget the feelings I had leading up to that placement! I will never forget the day the insurance called and said they were no longer going to pay because of… Continue reading When Mama’s Prayer Isn’t Enough

autism · Faith · Parenting · special needs · support system

Special Needs Parenting – Lonely, Not Alone

I stuck my hands in the hot, soapy dishwater and felt the sting where the skin was broken. I pulled them out and leaned my arms against the sink, burying my head in my hands to cry, but I felt the tenderness and pain of the bruises…the tears wouldn’t even flow. The bruises weren’t skin… Continue reading Special Needs Parenting – Lonely, Not Alone

autism · christianity · Faith

Are We God’s Puppets?

Mommy, are we just God’s puppets? Since the Bible says he is in control, aren’t we puppets? Wow! Now that’s a loaded question coming from the mouth of a complex, concrete thinker. I almost said Well, kind of… but before the words came out of my mouth I quickly asked, HELP??    God made Adam and Eve, and… Continue reading Are We God’s Puppets?