Being the parent of a special needs child takes endurance, perseverance and determination. Many of us are in it for the long haul, it’s not a sprint…it’s a marathon, a special marathon.
Hence, the title of the blog.
The Special Marathon
While running this race parents can often feel isolated both emotionally and physically.
Emotionally because usually there is no one in their inner circle that is dealing with the same thing (although I’m sad to say that is changing)
and physically because parents may choose to not go out into the community with their special needs child.
It is my hope that The Special Marathon will be a place were parents, siblings, caregivers, friends, educators and therapists will encourage and pray for one another.
That here in this little place in cyber space you won’t feel alone because you are among people who get it and totally understand what you are going through.
That being said, there is One who always gets it and will never leave you alone. He chose you to parent this incredible child. He gave you this opportunity to show His glory.
“But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24
A little bit about me
I’m the wife to an amazing man and mother of 3 high energy children (son age 8, daughter age 3, son age 1).
Professionally I provide support for parents and caregivers of special needs children. Ever the optimist and a cheerleader I would like to encourage you in your ministry of parenting and caring for a special needs child.
I go by mama, mommy or Sandra.