Uniquely Made

The bulb blew out. Crud, crap, or whatever other expletive you want to insert here.

It was dark and I wasn’t about to get on the tippy top of a stool on a concrete floor to change it. However, I knew what was coming in the morning. The shouting. The screams. All because a little man of mine doesn’t understand light bulbs burning out, mommy not fixing them in the middle of the night, and why they still aren’t on in the wee hours of the morning before dawn.

But I knew it was coming. And sure enough, as soon as he entered the kitchen, Andrew was pointing and questioning first.

Quickly it went to shouting.

Then it moved to screaming and crying.

Fortunately, with another light in the room, we weren’t completely in the dark, and neither was he for eating his breakfast. And soon, he got over it because food was more important.

Oh, the many crazy, difficult, and hair-pulling-out things we go through sometimes with our special needs kids.

They don’t quite understand everything fully.

They think any kind of communication is ok and can be used at any time.

They know they struggle to get their thoughts out so others can hear and understand them. That makes the communication all the more difficult on some days. Starting in frustration is never good.

And riddle me this… (I have posted about this before on my Facebook page) why do parents of special needs kids have to jump through so many hoops on top of the yelling, shouting, screaming, frustration, tears, and whatever else smacks you in the face, literally and figuratively, during all of those outbursts and emotions?

Why do doctors’ offices, therapists’ offices, and even labs sometimes make it so hard just to get records, equipment, or, frankly, even an appointment. Ugh!

One thing I have realized, though, in my many years of living with special needs little ones, there is a certain something in us parents that is particular.

…You Are Peculiar…

It’s peculiar. It’s rare, a bit strange, and something my Heavenly Father loves.

…You Are Special…

There is an extra special spot in our hearts for giving beyond measure, for standing strong in the face of the unknown and unfathomable, a spot that never gives up nor gives in, and it stands as an advocate for every child, adult – PERSON – that has no voice of their own.

…You Are Unique…

It makes us unique. It makes us resolute. It makes us tenacious and unwavering.

And you know what? God wouldn’t have it any other way for HIS little ones that He has so trustingly allowed us to steward.

As the song says that I grew up singing in church ~ “…they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world!”


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JessBio200 Uniquely MadeJessica Stone is a wife, mom to 4, and owner of her own businesses in the fitness and essential oils industries. She has 3 special needs children, one which has an undiagnosed neuro-muscular condition that limits her mobility, and her twins are currently receiving therapy for sensory defensiveness, physical mobility, fine motor skills, and speech. She enjoys sharing what she has learned through her trials, experience, research, and tools that have helped her children’s health with other parents who are looking for support, encouragement, and helpful information. Get her FREE gift to you, 30 Easy Snacks Your Kids Will Devour: Eating Healthy Never Got So Simple, to help you feed your kids quick & healthy! Connect with Jess live today on Facebook!

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10 thoughts on “Uniquely Made

  1. Jessica, I so admire you as the mom of your household. It is so awesome that you find your strength in God and that you know He gave you this mission in life. Thanks for being so transparent with us, because of course we know that you have those days, who wouldn’t in your shoes and besides that, we all have them. Thanks!

    1. Olga, I’m so glad everyone else has these realities, too – of course, in different ways. But I have learned that God can use ANY circumstance He wants to teach people whatever He needs to. We just need to be open to it and HIS perspective about it. Thanks so much for your compliments and encouragement.

  2. God has given your children a very special mother and will continue to give you all you need to care for them! And a gift to share your experiences with other parents of special-needs children!

  3. I am truly enjoying your transparency in your articles! I have no doubt that God has chosen you for a reason…but that doesn’t mean you won’t have those moments when you just want to scream! My 2 cents…Let it out!!! I raised a daughter with ADHD and now my grandson who is also ADHD and most of the time I operate on a very level keel with patience and understanding…but there are those days that get the best of me. Blessings!

    1. Agreed, Denny! You “get it!” You have to operate with patience and keep your cool even though they seem to be freaking out. And yes, for the most part I can – actually, a friend once said I have the patience of Job LOL I guess God knew that, too. And thanks for the encouragement with the transparency.

  4. You have an wonderful gift for making the parent of a child with special needs feel extra-special. And a gift of making this parent of children without special needs feel immense gratitude.

    1. Carolyn, I’m so glad you feel that way! Life is about finding the silver lining, the lemonade out of lemons, so to speak. But there are some days you just want someone to be real with you because this is real-life stuff. I’m grateful that you feel thankful after reading this article. It means a lot to me!

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