I’m starting this new feature today that I will plan to run on Fridays. I’ll be scouring my blog feed for positive and encouraging blog posts from those whose lives are impacted by disability.
Come Away to a Quiet Place – A post after my own heart, reminding me that even Jesus said “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat. (Mark 6:31 NLT)
It’s so important for mom and caregivers like us to find that time away for spiritual renewal and refreshment.
You Go To Places You Never Thought You Could – Did you know there was such a thing as post traumatic growth phenomenon? Caring for our disabled loves ones causes us to grow in ways that we never saw coming. Our eyes are opened to a whole new world and speaking for myself…I don’t look back very often. My son is one of the very best things that happened to me.
14 Ways Parents Can Beat Holiday Stress – In my eternal quest to lessen the stress of my life, I can never read too many of these types of articles. I loved this blogger’s authentic and funny take on holiday stress.
No Room At The Inn – Every special needs parent I know (including me) has a story about their children being rejected. Sadly, the church can be one of the most common offenders. This blogger shows us how Jesus was excluded and rejected just as we were, and so “we are in the best of company.” Remember that we have a High Priest who understands everything that we experience, and we can take our hurts to him.
And Holland Has Tulips – This is a beautiful photo blog of a young woman with Down Syndrome and her family. She helps take care of her younger sister with Parkinson’s. Of course you know that hit me hard! I’ve noticed since I got diagnosed that my son and others with developmental disabilities have a very special compassion for me. They know where it hurts where the regular folks around me often miss it.
Have you read any encouraging articles this week? Please share below!