I am reading In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me By Lynnette Craft. You can learn about Read With Us By clicking here
I am really enjoying reading this book. Lynnette is a powerful writer and her story just grips you. You can visit Lynnette’s site by clicking the dancing barefoot button on the right side.
Do you have a funny experience to share? What are some of the silly or stupid things you did? Funny experience I forgot that when you change boys diapers you have to keep them covered before you change. Otherwise you will end up wet as will they and all that is around them. Blake single handily soaked me, him and his bassinet before we brought him home from the hospital. I also left him at home one day shortly after he was born. I had everything turned locked the door. I even started off down the road. Paul called and asked where we were meeting for Blake’s drs visit. Total freak out turned around and found him still soundly sleeping. I was 1/2 mile down the road. Cried the rest of the day.
Has there been a time in your life that you felt the world was falling apart? When my dad died. I didn’t know what was going to become of our family. IF my mom could handle this blow.I wasn’t sure how us kids were going to deal. We have made it pretty far this past year. I am so proud of my mom for not caving and fully falling apart.
How has difficult times affected your marriage? Stress used to not do our marriage justice. We have grown over these 7 years of marriage. We are closer than ever. We do bicker some under stress and difficult situations but one of us will remind the other we are team and get us back on track. We have become one no matter what.
What fears have you struggled with?I have always struggled with having to bury another child. I pray each night and check them through out the night. Losing Hayley Blake’s twin was enough of a reminder for me of how precious life is and how quickly it can be taken away. After losing my dad it has become worse. I have to hear from my mom daily. I have to have everyone accounted for. Otherwise there is no peace for me. It is something I have struggled with a lot this last year.
Do you feel that God has a plan for your life? My favorite Bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
I believe that everything you do in life has a purpose and that you connect with people and places as you are supposed to. As for what my purpose, I am sure it has something to do with my boys Autism and sharing our story and their story.
What has been the hardest moment of your life so far?
Hearing the second diagnosis of autism. We had prayed and hoped that Nate would be spared such a crappy hand. He has an easier dx but he still has the social trouble and he has the issues of speech. He is no where near what Mr. Blake is dealing with. I remember crying to my mom and Paul about finding them group homes because I was going to break. I couldn’t handle the stress and aggravations. The crying Oh God the crying. There were days where all of us would be on the floor crying together. I couldnt make them happy. I mean hours upon hours of crying. Then you add in not sleeping and we were a mess. I look back to two years ago and if that was my hardest part of life than I am lucky. I know so many more have it worse off than I do. I also look back and see my strength and courage where many would fold. I have seen parents walk away and not care. I knew enough to find the proper help for them.
Thank Holly for doing this 🙂