Anybody else have one of those friends who, no matter what you start the conversation with, whether a problem, or good news, or a current event – it always ends up being about her? You could call and say “my grandma just died” and within 4 minutes you’d be hearing a story about how hard it was for her when her grandma died. You run into her at church and when you mention that you want her to come see your new car, she ends up boring you with stories of her own car search. She can neither celebrate or comfort you, because it’s all about her! Not much of a friend at all, so I am wary to say to you today: My blog is all about ME!
There is currently a huge backlash in the blogging/social media world against moms who post about their children with special needs. Really mean accusations are flying at moms who chronicle their child’s struggles, or disclose challenges their child faces. The accusers point out that revealing private information about one’s child, without the child’s explicit permission, is abusive and simply for the purpose of the parent’s own self-promotion. So again I point out: this post, my blog, all my writing and public speaking are about ME!
Why? Why would I dare be the girl who wants to talk about me? Why would I make myself the center of my discourse? The answer is found in the book of Revelation:
And they overcame and conquered (the one who accuses them) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony. – Revelation 12:11
the Bible tells us that the sacrifice Jesus made for us, combined with the word of our testimony, is the key to overcoming. Therefore, I must write about my journey. I must speak to others about the challenges I face and how the Lord has rescued me from them. How His grace has supplied all my needs, and calmed all my fears. I’m not writing for pity, for excuses, or even to entertain. I want you to know that I put words to paper (well, to screen) so that one other mom might know that there is hope, peace, joy and salvation.
For this reason, you will soon see promotions for my upcoming book! Yep! Congratulations, you’re the first to know. The book is already through the final stages of editing and shortly will be published and available for purchase or download. Will you read some details about my son’s diagnosis and struggles? Yes you will. But be certain the book is not about him. Being a special needs mom, you see, is not about the special needs child. It may feel like it, or look like it, but it isn’t. It is about the mom. She is the special one I am targeting. She is the one with whom I desire to share the “word of my testimony” and whose own testimony will, one day, touch others. So please stay tuned, make sure you “like” my Facebook page, and most of all, be encouraged by my testimony to know that you can overcome.