Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry.  I know a thing or two about it.  I have brothers – one a twin.  I have 5 kids.  I’ve seen my share.  There are days when my kids are so sweet to each other.  And then there are days like we’ve had lately.  I had to take a kid to the eye…

Hard Medicine

Last week one of my kiddos came in from school with a bad headache and a low-grade fever.  Apparently she had felt bad most of the day but didn’t want to have them call me to come get her.  I asked if she felt bad enough to take something for the headache and she said…

Seasons of Life – Part 4

This is the final installment of the “Seasons of Life” series.  You can catch up by reading the other parts at the links below: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 We wrapped up yesterday with the idea that we can’t live as victims to our circumstances.  Even when circumstances are hard, God is bigger than…

The Really Special People: Post-it Note #134

My oldest girl just turned 12.  She is a wonderful gift to us.  She has Autism and is non-verbal.  Because of this, we have needed a lot of help along the way in this journey of growing her up.  The list is really long of people we’ve met along the way that have played a…

Special Strength for Special Needs: Post-it Note #126

This one is longer than normal friends.  I had the privilege of speaking to a group of special needs parents in September and thought I would share that information below.  Blessings! Connie Special Strength for Special Needs: September 13th at The Inspired Women’s Conference (Laurens SC) Special needs have a way of isolating you from…

What’s a Little Paper? Post-it Note #120

Paper. It’s an issue in our house. And by an issue, I mean that I sweep up piles of it almost every day. My girl Cadence, she’s an Autistic wonder. She’s truly amazing to me and a gift to our family. And she is serious about paper. She has a special spot that she sits…

I’m NOT Special: Post-it Note #104

This past weekend I had the great honor to speak to a group of women who deal with special needs every day.  The session was called “Special Strength for Special Needs.”  We talked about many things and shared some truth from scripture and I asked them how many times they had heard the statement………”God gave…

It’s Not Over Until it’s Over! Post-it Note #100

Today marks my 100th Post-it Note.  It’s a milestone.  I had no idea where this blog would go when I started, but now that we’ve made it this far, I’ve debated what to write about for #100.  It only seems fitting to go back to the reason I started writing this blog in the first…

The Hand You Hold…Post-it Note #60

Do you have a little person in your world whose hand you get to hold?  A child or grandchild?  A niece, neighbor or nephew that looks to you for safety, strength and acceptance?  It’s a great privilege isn’t it?  When that small little hand reaches out to you it makes something right in the world….

I Saw the Light at the Circus…Post-it Note #47

Oswald Chambers said to not “doubt in the dark what God has shown you in the light.”  It’s easy to do.  We love the light.  We love the closeness we feel to God when things are peaceful and rosy, but in the dark nights when life is turned upside down we panic, doubt, fret or…