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To the new parents of a child with special needs

Dear new parents of a child with special needs, I saw your Facebook post. Congratulations! The way I see it you had two ...


When the promises are in the distance, waiting to be welcomed home

  We’re way behind schedule when we walk in the door and I call out a litany of frantic mother phrases, “Shoes off! ...


Prayer is making a home. Prayer is expanding the universe.

  Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only ...


Down syndrome, Instagram, and friends of #ACEface

It's been 4 1/2 months since Ace was born, and I'm just beginning to wade into the world of Down syndrome awareness and inclusion. I've been taking a seat here behind my screen, just watching and paying attention to what's going on in this subculture I've just entered. So much of my learning is ...


One year later, how Ace picked us

This past Sunday night was the year anniversary of the night I discovered I was pregnant with Ace. It was August 17, 2014, the night before the first day of school and Chris was leaving for a redeye to somewhere I can’t remember now. I’d be alone for that first week of school while Chris was ...

Photo by the amazing Monica Ayers.  Click on photo for her link!

Grace for women with a prenatal diagnosis, a radio interview

[caption id="attachment_9964" align="aligncenter" width="548"] Photo by the amazing Monica Ayers. Click on photo for her link![/caption] A few weeks ago I had the chance to chat with Martha Manikas-Foster from Inside Out of Family Life Radio. She wanted to talk about my Her.menuetics piece from a ...


Cultivate Blessing

  “I am saying that the world needs you to do this, because there is a real shortage of people willing to kneel wherever they are and recognize the holiness holding its sometimes bony, often tender, always life-giving hand above their heads. That we are able to bless one another at all is ...