As I have said before, being a mom means wearing several different hats. When you are the mother (or parent, dads can wear many hats too!) of a special needs child your hat wardrobe expands even more! I know that after the smoke settled with Caleb’s illness, I had to take on new roles that I didn’t feel that I was equipped or educated enough to handle. Apparently the Lord had other plans for me! (How often does that happen to you??) Anyway, I have become a public speaker (have I ever mentioned how terrified I am of speaking in front of people?), a writer (okay, it may not be a book, but my words are still seen by unmet friends!), and an advocate for any and all things that will make life easier not just for our little family, but for others who may be or will go through an ordeal like this.
Most recently one of my goals has been to start a support group for children and their families with a brain injury. I was told on more than one occasion that there just wasn’t a need for a group like this. Really? We have support groups for women, men, divorce, and abuse. You name it and there is probably a support group for it! There is even a support group for strange addictions! My point is, I know that there are people out there who could really benefit from knowing they are not alone in this journey, that there is someone else who has “been there, done that”.
Remember a short time ago when I talked about the wonderful friend that God had brought into my life who really “got” what I was going through? Well, it seems that she shared my dream of starting a support group! (Am I the only one seeing how God’s plan was already being laid out??) Just today I got an email telling me how she had been asked about starting a brain injury support group where her son goes to therapy! How amazing that this dream is becoming a reality! Or is it? Does it ever just amaze you at how God always steps in when you are ready to just give in? It does me! Our pastor talked Wednesday night about having faith in God in everything. I know for me personally this really hit home. Yes, I have faith that God is going to heal Caleb. I don’t doubt that one bit. But my faith that He will work out things in ALL areas of my life sometimes isn’t quite so strong. God controls every aspect of our lives and if we just trust Him, it will work out in His time, not ours! I think maybe opening the doors for this support group is just a little hint of the things to come!
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. – Romans 5:1
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