Practical Tip #31-Everyone Can Help

Lately, I have been asked by friends and family, “What can I do to help you?”

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I will share one tip that almost every special needs family needs. I would even go out on a limb and say all special needs families need–prayer.  Specifically prayers for sleep.  Prayers that all the children in the home sleep through a full eight to ten hours.  Prayers that the parents sleep through the night.  Life is so much easier when we are all getting the correct amount of sleep.  I know many families spend years with interrupted sleep patterns.

I know it may sound too simple, but believe me, it truly is a blessing.

Practical Tip #1 Accepting Help

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I know this may be very difficult to do, but let other people help your family.  It could be a variety of ways.  For example, we have had people cut Tristan’s hair for us.  The last few years it has been people who work at the school.  We send him to school and they surprise us with Tristan’s hair being cut!  This has been a huge blessing to us!  Other people spend time with our other son.  Some people can offer help to in our home.  We have friends and family who assist us when we are out in public at the times we need an extra pair of hands.  At times I question life… why can’t we do these activities on our own?  I always come back to the thought that we are truly blessed on this journey.  It makes life a lot more fun with all these relationships.