Wednesday, April 11, 2012


God chose Preston and I from the beginning of time to be the parents of Logan, Nathan, Mia and Owen. He also knew that Nathan, Mia and Owen would be born very early...that Mia would go home to live with Him very quickly and that Nathan's and Owen's lives here on earth would be more challenging than most. Many people, though they may not express it openly (though some do) feel sorry for us that Nathan and Owen have so many challenges.

Today as I walked into The Bell Center, one of the Mom's was commenting to another Mom that God chooses families to place kids with Special Needs. It is not to punish the parents but a privilege that God saw that we were strong enough and ready for this special challenge because they can fully rely on Him. I totally agree with her comment, as it seems the most incredible people I know are parents of kids with special needs (even thought this before Nathan and Owen arrived on the scene).

As I was thinking on her comment later this evening I realized that not only does God choose us because He sees something special in us, He is choosing to reveal Himself at an even deeper level, through all our special needs challenges. Just looking into the face of a Special Needs child and you will see the face of God shining back at you. Their love, vulnerability, joy, sense of accomplishment and worth is so pure! You also know that God made them this way for a specific purpose. He hand chose them, not to be like everyone else, but to be set apart for Him. Many, many prayers are prayed over them and every little accomplishment is HUGE and accredited to God. It is not just brushed under the table because they met there age appropriate mile stone. God also performs tangible miracles reminding us daily that He is in control of every aspect of their lives!

I am so grateful that God chose us to be parents to our special children. God also knew exactly what he as doing when He choose Logan to be the big brother. He is wonderful with the boys: loving, patent, encouraging, and very helpful. He sees past their disabilities and loves them for who God made them to be.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Janelle, that's just what I needed to hear. My son was diagnosed with autism spectrum just a few days ago. Thanks for the encouraging words. I will definitely bookmark this page and come back to it when I need a better perspective of the many challenges that he/I face daily.