I am thankful for all the people that have come alongside our family over the years because of Tristan. The list is too long to individually list names. Therefore, I am going to list categories:
I was very surprised one of my post generated so many views. It was titled “100 Days of Grace.” It was a very emotional post about our family crisis with autism.
I could just resume the same post. I can’t believe it has been three years since transitioning our non-verbal 13-year-old son to a residential school three hours away. That means he is now 16!
Last week, we went to the ER for the third time in 3 months. They were encouraging our spirits as we were taking care of our little guy-Tristan. They were watching us handle Tristan as he was miserable from medication that was intended to help him. These are some thoughts I had.
Lately, I have been asked by friends and family, “What can I do to help you?”
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.
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