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 · Bible · burdens · fear · friends · God's Promises · praying · PRTF · RTC · support system

Mom’s Mustard Seed: The Length of a Year

A year ago this time, I was blogging from a hotel room. I was preparing to take my most amazing little boy, at the young age of 9 years old, to a residential treatment center. I was preparing to leave my baby boy in the arms of people I did not know, but trusted after… Continue reading Mom’s Mustard Seed: The Length of a Year

1000gifts · B90Days · blessings · friends · home school · praying · support system

A Year of Gratitude: Listening When God Speaks

**Note: This post was edited to renumber the 1000Gifts ride at the bottom. I realized on 1/23/2012 that I started over at 1 again. So, now they are numbered 21-40. When I go to Mom’s Toolbox and look at the side bar, I am still amazed to see my name as someone who finished the… Continue reading A Year of Gratitude: Listening When God Speaks