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Counting It A Privilege

As my son has become more physically handicapped over these past few years from his Dystonia,  it has become more of a challenge to care for him. I find myself daily at a mental crossroads. Will I complain and murmur … Continue reading

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The Hardest Arithmetic Problem!

The Hardest Arithmetic Problem! “The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.” American Social Writer, Eric Hoffer Before your feet hit the floor each morning, express at least 2 thoughts of gratitude to the … Continue reading

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It Takes Courage!

I recently came across this poem and thought it was certainly worth sharing.   I think for a parent of a special needs child, it is very appropriate.   Strength and Courage! That’s what it takes! May this poem encourage … Continue reading

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Who Am I? – Casting Crowns

Do you ever need a reminder of who loves you? Inspirational videos are a wonderful way to start the day! May this beautiful song by Casting Crowns be a reminder of whose you are! If you love Him it is … Continue reading

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First You Die – Finding Contentment and Joy In Difficult Places

How do you find contentment and joy in difficult places? Over the past year, as David’s Dystonia has gotten worse and other life situations have become more challenging, I find myself asking this question more. I guess it’s in how … Continue reading

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True Colors : Are you a Peacock or a Duck?

            I just ran across this little inspiring story about the Peacock and the Duck. It really makes you think! Which one do you want to be like? Choose wisely! “Spectators watched a peacock spread … Continue reading

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Focus For Gracious Living

Is it part of going through the “change of life”? Maybe it’s A.D.D. (undiagnosed) Maybe it’s from having a unique family with a special needs child and another one whose chosen field in life is “undecided”. Or is it that … Continue reading

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Thankfulness List With My Special Needs Child

Sometimes it’s easy to dwell on the difficult things we face as parents of children with disabilities. As David’s special needs have increased over the years, especially as his Dystonia has developed, life has become more complicated. And although it’s … Continue reading

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Another DBS Miracle!

When a suffering and contorted child or adult finds dramatic help from their Dystonia it is a chance to stand and shout it from the rooftop! That is why it is with great pleasure and rejoicing that I share this … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving Poem

I love finding Thanksgiving Poems! I found this one in my email inbox! It would certainly rank under true inspiring poems. I hope it blesses you and causes you to meditate on all that you have to be thankful but … Continue reading

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