Children with Special Needs
Praying for my children in a Moms in Prayer group I count as one of my best life decisions. The simple task of taking an hour out of my week to stop and pray with other moms has changed the lives of my children and it has changed me. I began as a mom who wasn’t sure she was ready to pray out loud with others and wondered how women could do this for an entire hour! However, my weekly Moms in Prayer hour soon became one of the most important hours in my week, and I did not want to miss! Now, more than 20 years later, I’ve enjoyed my roles as leader, area coordinator, and now, special needs liaison.
I’m excited to be the new special needs liaison for Moms in Prayer International. I believe it hits my “sweet spot” perfectly because of my passion for special needs and praying for our kids. It’s a perfect match only God could make. I am humbled to serve in this position and look forward to connecting with many of you.
On a personal note, my husband, Rick, and I have been married 30 years and together have enjoyed the adventure of parenting our three children. We have lived in beautiful West Michigan our entire lives and enjoy the beauty God gives in each season, but summer is our favorite! I have recently published a book entitled Immeasurably More – More Hope, More Joy – Embracing Life with Down Syndrome. It has been a privilege for me to write about the journey with our oldest son with the hope of encouraging other families of special needs children.
Thanks for checking out the Moms in Prayer website. I’m eager to connect with you! Please let me know how I can serve you!
Following Him, one step at a time,
Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the night watches! Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord! Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children, who faint for hunger at the head of every street. Lamentations 2:19 (ESV)
Acknowledge that God’s hand was on my child(ren) in the way they were formed before
birth, according to His plan.
Admit any areas I resent in the way God made them.
Accept God’s design for them. Thank Him for their personalities and the way He
Affirm God’s purpose in creating them for His glory.
Ally myself with God in His plans for my child(ren).
My responsibility is to see my children as God sees them and to involve myself in
His plans, not mine. At times we are overwhelmed and full of self pity; but God
did not send this into our lives to hurt us, God does not do that. In His Word He
says that children are a gift from God; they are His reward. (From Psalm 127:3)