Then, about 230, my son’s school called. He fell on the playground and hurt his arm and wanted me to come get him. He usually rides the bus. I brought him home because he was able to open and close his fist and lift his arm. When my husband removed E’s sweatshirt, we could see his left elbow was badly swollen. So, Hubs took him to the ER while I stayed home with our daughter.
In the end, he has a fracture and may require surgery. I will call the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow to make an appt for him to check it out and make the final surgery decision.
Poor baby. He stepped on a nail a couple of weeks ago and now this. Hardly a dull moment around here!
When you are the mother of a special needs child, people tend to advise and question every decision you make about said child. The same is true for home school moms.
So, imagine my life as I home school a special needs child. My reasons are many and multi-layered.
Most people mean well (and some are just bossy know-it-alls), but sometimes we need less criticism that is dressed up as advice and more encouragement and emotional support. Most of all, we need your prayers and kind words.
Parenting is a monumental task by itself, and not to be taken lightly. Having a daughter that will likely never be independent and watching her miss out on the usual girly stuff and friendships can be heartbreaking. No sleepovers. No boyfriends. No driver’s license. All of that makes me sad. The worse part though, is watching her struggle with the simplest of things.
Having said all that, I know God is still on His throne. He has a purpose for her and is even now using these struggles for all of our good, even if we can’t see it yet.
He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom, And gently lead those who are with young. Isaiah 40:11
Today, on Father’s Day of all days, BOTH my children went forward to make their confessions of faith, ask Jesus to take away their sins, and be baptized. Words cannot express how I feel.
You may recall my daughter is special needs. She does not fully understand what it’s all about, but SHE made this decision all on her own. No one prompted her or persuaded her and she did it independent of her brother. God knows her better than I do and we were not about to dissuade her, as she will likely never fully understand.
My son is 6 but he approached me and told me he wanted to “trust and obey Jesus and be baptized “. I asked him a few questions and he understood as well as anybody. My dad, the man in the video who baptized them, spoke with them both beforehand.
There are just some subjects this word does not describe or define. There ARE absolutes. Some things just aren’t “readily reshaped or pliable ” . Gender is one of them.
Deception is so great and so common nowadays, even children are encouraged to lie to THEMSELVES.
A 13 year old may be physically big enough to drive a car, but yet it is illegal for them to do so. It has been determined they have not yet reached the minimum level of maturity to operate a motor vehicle, taking their own lives, as well as the lives of others, into their hands when they pull out onto a public road. Why then is it okay for a 6 year old to determine they are of a gender different from which they were born? Because they know what they like and how they feel? Most 6 year olds would also like to eat candy 3 times a day and brush their teeth with kool aid. It doesn’t mean we just let them. It sets them up for a lifetime of bad health and heart ache. So, why do we feel free to let Samuel become Samantha? This is a decision that will affect the rest of their lives and quite probably their eternity.
Not only is it irresponsible parenting, it is abusive. Yes, abusive. What are we really teaching them? If you feel inclined towards something, it is your right to obtain it? That there are no absolutes? Are you absolutely sure about that? Lol.
It could go much deeper than that. We are teaching them there is no God, no Creator, who formed them. And if there is, He made a mistake by giving you boy genitalia when you should have female.
This is a complex topic with eternal ramifications. It is NOT, however, FLUID.