This is a testimony of God’s amazing work in an ordinary family of 7, facing the challenges of having a child with special needs. Our journey has not been an easy one. We are faced with so much uncertainty and unanswered questions, but we stand on Christ, our rock.
Our son, the oldest of our five children, was diagnosed at the age of 3 with Mixed Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder. In other words, he had severe language delays. As he got older, it became apparent that his challenges were not just in the area of speech, and at 8 years old, he was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder. We still feel there is more to it than this, and though we are taking steps to pursue further evaluations and a more accurate diagnosis, our ultimate desire is to seek God’s will and glory in our lives through all this.
In all honesty, though, we are “pulling our hairs out” sometimes, as we try to understand what our child is going through. But in the end, we are brought back to the same place, on our knees before our God, who created our child and is intimately acquainted with all his ways. This is my attempt at documenting what we go through and what God teaches me along this journey. Creating this site is something that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. But, with five children to care for, life gets very full, and projects like this often don’t come to fruition. So here it goes …
I hope to update this regularly, partly for myself and partly for others out there, who may need some encouragement or who simply need to know they are not alone.
Because He lives,
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