I was reading an article about how to stay a couple and not just a couple of parents. Although it was a good article, it clearly did not take into concederation the couple with a special needs child. I found myself laughing at the suggestions in the article, such as making time to get away together alone at least one weekend a year. For me and my husband, that is just not going to happen.
For years we've been heard this person say they wanted to help or that person. But, when it comes down to it, no one is here. My husband and I have eachother and that's it. So, just how does a couple stay a couple and not just a couple of parents when there is a special needs child involved that requires much attention and 24 hour care?
Through the years we've learned that love is sacrifice and with sacrifice comes much blessing. My husband and I enjoy all our time together. Through all the trials and trying times we've grown deep roots as a couple. A weekend away together is probably not ever going to happen, but we make time here and there for a few hours alone. It may be just to go to a nice dinner or even shopping. At times I do long for some quiet time, and I see how those with "normal" families take for granted what they have. But, I also know the blessing and the love of my not so normal family. I know how with each hardship God brings us through, He always gives us a new sight of His kingdom. And for that, we are truely blessed and very fortunate. The normal family life will never see what we get to see and experience through what we have to do on a daily basis.
Reading an article about how parents need to make time for eachother and take a weekend away together at least once a year sounded so good to me. Although, I could tell the artical was not geared…Continue
By far do I think I am perfect. Nor do I think I can work on anything about me in my own power and chance things. Only through the grace and mercy and love of God in my life working through the…Continue
Last week we had to take our son to the doctor to have his hips rechecked. He had two hip replacements done about a year ago and one of the hips looked as though it was coming out of socket again. …Continue