November 22, 2017

What We are THANKFUL for This Year in Our Journey as SPED Homeschool Moms




Being a mom of a special needs kiddo sure has its hard times, but gratitude can change our perspective and help ease the tough days. We wanted to share with you what we are THANKFUL for in our journey as SPED Homeschool moms.


Time
Time is fleeting and I've come to realize that the moments with my children are precious. I am so thankful that I can experience the mundane, the victorious, even the hard moments with them everyday. (Jennifer Cullimore)


Humbling Moments
Each day presents lessons to learn from when I don't handle them as I should have. These moments are gifts, reminding me I am not perfect, what I need prayers and support to improve on, and how necessary God's consistent grace is for my life. (Peggy Ployhar)


Advocate
We have to speak and advocate for our kids. Whether with doctors, family members, or other kids; standing up for our child and making things happen for them starts them down the road of advocating for themselves. I’m thankful for the advocating moments for my children, it tells them they are worth fighting for. (Kimberly Vogel)


Nighttime
Because once my loves are asleep I can have some down time and I might actually get to sleep somewhere between 12-4am. (Jennifer Poorman)


Kisses and Kleenex!
A typical day usually involves one or the other!





Family & Friends
Family:  My family might not be perfect, but it’s mine. We love and laugh and serve Jesus always striving to grow and love more. (Kimberly Vogel)


Friends: The journey of homeschooling a special needs child can be arduous and lonely. I'm thankful for friends who understand and stand by me through the ups and downs. ( Karen Larsen)


Understanding & Unconditional Love
Understanding from Others: When another child/mom understands our kids are different, and accepts them as they are. (Lynne Shearer) and I'm thankful for family members, friends and those perfect strangers that show a desire to try and understand my child better. They are almost always surprised to find that we are not as different as we may appear on the outside. (Jamie)  


Unconditional love: I am so thankful for those who love and accept us for who we are, where we are at. What a blessing and joy to be among those who don't bat an eye at what others would seem strange or weird but is our normal. (Lori Walker)


Laughter
We could not make it through all the challenges we face without a sense of humor. (Lauren Mitchell)








The SPED Homeschool Team is also thankful for YOU, our readers, and the SPED Homeschool Support group on Facebook.


Brenda said it so thoughtfully: I was so scared to pull my son out of school until I found this group because I found all the information and support I needed to feel comfortable making all the decisions about my son's education. Your resources made me feel empowered and the support has been a blessing to us. I appreciate you guys! All of you, the experienced homeschooling moms and the not so experienced moms, you make me feel like I am not alone (Brenda Olivares)


Happy Thanksgiving from the SPED Homeschool Team!


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