God doesn't give children with special needs to strong people; He gives children with special needs to ordinary, weak people and then gives them strength. Raising a child with special needs doesn't take a special family, it makes a special family.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Listen to the song above before reading this. I first heard this song about two months ago. I have every intention of singing this in church, but I've yet to find the accompaniment music. I was in the car, driving to drop Madelynn off at my parents to spend the night. The following day was Brenden's brain and spine MRI to see if there had been any changes in the cyst on his spine. When I heard this song, it was just what I needed. Funny how God always has perfect timing.

Many of you know that I had so much anxiety over the MRI results. I was scared that Brenden would be facing surgery, yet again. I was so worried that for weeks, I couldn't sleep. But that night, this song was just what I needed. It reminded me that in order to see the rainbow, I had to face the storm. Though SB has certainly been quite a storm, had it not been for this becoming a part of our lives, I would miss out on so many blessings. I would miss that rainbow. In our lives, that rainbow shines every day. When I watch Brenden walk into school every morning. When I hear him say his ABC's. When I watch him climb up into the kitchen chair. These blessings would mean nothing had it not been for the raindrops that came before.

Had you told me three years ago that dealing with the pain of knowing our child would face many challenges throughout his life, would bring so many blessings, I would have laughed. We have been blessed with some amazing people and opportunities. We have been blessed beyond measure with this beautiful child we've been given.

1 comment:

Tiny Dancer said...

Your family is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story