Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Don't Live in Denial

For a long time I lived there. Denial. I second guessed myself and got frustrated when my life didn't seem to flow as easily as other moms. Sometimes I would question why God chose me, but always trusting in His sovereignty. But today, after 6 years, I feel clarity and hope as we move forward.
I am... a mom of a child with special needs. And it's OK. It's different. It's challenging. It causes me to be stretched many days and reminds me of my need for Jesus.

Today we sat down with the pediatric neurologist, where she reviewed my oldest son's test results. My heart was prepared as she shared the data showing we likely are on the autism spectrum. I read over the charts and it confirmed thoughts I had previously had.

I don't want to live in denial. I don't want to pretend that everything is normal...when in all reality...it is not. I want to accept my son's struggles and get the help needed and move forward. The diagnosis is not the end. It's the beginning. The treatment plan will allow us to grow and function more normally and cause our family to learn how to cope.

I am excited. Great ministry opportunities are weaved throughout our "special needs" along with the medical professionals the Lord will have us "rub shoulders with." We will trust in the Known Lord in an unknown time as our family walks this uncharted territory. The Lord has already done great things  through this trial and I know He's not finished yet.

What "trial" are you currently walking through with your kiddo?

Don't live in denial. HE wants to do great things in and through your life as you seek Him daily and acknowledge His sovereignty in the crazy of your life.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, friend. Your family is a blessing - your whole family. And like you said, look at the open door to the people you can share the love of Jesus with...