i think there are lots of places out there where parents of special needs kids can get support. we can look online or join a support group. it's really nice to read about other people's experiences with their special needs kids--it makes my life seem a little less alone.
but this series isn't really for those with special needs kids, it's for those of you whose children would fall in the "normal" range or for those of you without children. i do this for a couple of reasons, but mostly because i'm sure it feels awkward not knowing how to react to our kiddos or to us--the parents. or perhaps you live in a pretty closed in world and haven't ever thought about what it means to be friends with a parent who has a special needs child. maybe it's not on your radar. i want to help with that.
so i'm just starting a conversation that will hopefully be helpful and eye opening. it will be an honest place. where we set our awkwardness aside and look at this stuff straight in the eye. we'll face it together, instead of saying, that is your deal, not mine. these are all god's children made in his image and i want to help you see that if you don't already. i want to help you link arms with parents you know with special needs kids, not avoid them because of the differences their family has with yours.
so here goes. i asked a couple special needs mamas the same questions. we'll start with mother of 3, natalie falls this week. i got to know her at hope spoken and she is a treasure.
i'll try and post one of these interviews every week or so, so stick around.