For us, the beginning started on July 5th, 1991, when an amazing, beautiful, loving special needs child made her way to this earth.  I was just under 2 years old, so I don’t remember what life was like without my special sibling.  It must have been incredibly dull.  :)

I’ve grown up hearing the story of when my parents first knew something was wrong and all that followed.  She was just 17 months old.

But over the years, details have come together, God has sent people to interpret those details, and as a result, the story has changed.  So I’m no longer entirely certain of the story.  Now that I think of it, probably no one really knows except God.   And I think… He didn’t need us to understand all the details when He sent her to us.  Instead, He just saw a family who could trust Him for the love and strength they would need.  And a family who desperately needed the tremendous, unconditional love of a special child to show them God in the hard times.  (And to give them some hard times!)

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In the beginning of this blog, there will probably just be a lot of getting things out there.  Lots of posts to see if anyone else is out there and can relate.  Once I get some things off my chest and my mind, I’ll hopefully be able to start more on the educational goal of this blog.  For now, this is a trip down memory lane.  And at the end of the trip, we’ll be able to look back and see how the faithfulness of God paved the way.