Monday, April 24, 2017

Bible Promises for Parents of Children with Special Needs Review

I do not know about you guys, but parenting is hard.  However, parenting a special needs child is really really hard.  I have been looking for a long time for a short and easy devotional to help on those really tough days.

I found it in this sweet little Bible Promise book.  They have scripture verses and short messages for almost any topic.  I love how I can just got to the topic that fits what I need or feel that day and be uplifted.  Time is precious but so is refueling our souls.  Being surrounded by God's word is so key in keeping yourself from losing your mind.  This little book will allow you to find a few quiet moments and regroup with words spoken by God.  I will be carrying this book everywhere with me from now on.

Thank you Tyndale house for such a great product for parents like me who need a quick word to refresh our souls and allow us to carry on the important work set before us.

I was given a copy by Tyndale house in exchange for an honest review.  Go to Amazon to read my review and other reviews about this simple but meaningful book.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Peace Where You Are

Thursday evening found me in my kitchen preparing dinner like most nights.  I had turned on the Moana soundtrack, and my son and I were singing along.  He was at the table working in a search and find book,  my daughter was getting ready for a shower, and my husband had just gotten home.  Life was just good and normal.  However, I was suddenly struck with a light bulb kind of moment while listening the the song "Where You Are".

You see for the past few months I have really struggled with how life was currently going.  I think I always thought at this point in my life I would be in a different spot.  Do not get me wrong I have always wanted to be a wife and mom, I played house for hours everyday growing up.  However, I also had other dreams and thoughts on how that would look.  God's plan and mine did not and do not always line up together.  So, I have been struggling lately with finding peace in the season of life I currently find myself.  It is funny how God can use a Disney song to help me find that peace.   Just a silly little moment of singing with my son, can be powerful.

I actually heard the words Moana was singing about "finding happiness where you are".  And it was like God said really loudly, "Hey why isnt this enough?  Why do you need more?"  I looked around with new eyes and realized my heart was happy and my anxiety was gone.  I was so happy to have spent the day with my kids in our pjs playing.  I was so thrilled to be making them a good dinner.  It was enough.  My life is more then enough.  It is blessed beyond my wildest dreams.  I never imaged how wonderful being a mom is and how being married to the man you love for 13 years and still loving him is amazing.  My heart is fully at peace now.  God has me where I am for a reason right now.  I may not understand but I do not have to.  I just have to Trust that He has a better plan.  Happiness if being at peace with who you are.  I am a wife, a mom, and a friend.  But most importantly I am a daughter of the One True King!!

Who knew a Disney song had so much power in it!  Life is good! Go and Love!