April is kicking my BE-hind. It feels a little bit more like December than spring around here. My life is filled up. It’s filled with things that are living-giving and things that aren’t. I am fighting more and more these days to make room for those things that do give me joy. To not let the burdens of caring for a special needs kiddo take over everything. Some days are out of balance. It’s hard, but I’m trying.
We started out April celebrating Easter with my in-laws from Chicago. It was a sweet time of being together and remembering the cross, and apparently dying Easter eggs too.
Then two days later my sister flew to visit us from Charlotte with her two little boys. It was crazy chaos with the kids during the day and life-giving conversations with my sister in the evenings.
Those boys are trouble. They had no idea I was taking their picture.
Our family visits have come and gone. Now we will be doing doctor visits for the reminder of the month: Ophthalmology, Allergy, Urology, and the one I’m dreading, Nephrology. More later.
He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” – 1 Peter 2:24
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