Tag Archives: special needs

Becoming My Truest Self

Becoming My Truest Self

I adored our family of four. We had two happy, silly, lovable boys who were just beginning preschool and kindergarten. Steve and I were starting to feel like real adults, with jobs and kids and a house to take care of. Life was complicated, but beautiful. We each had our own personalities and quirks, which

You Knit Me Together: All God’s Kids Have Special Needs

In My Prayer Closet My prayer closet is often a bathtub filled with bubbles. And it was while soaking in this prayer closet, at the end of a particular hard day, that I found the words of Psalm 139:13 echoing in my head, a cadence that seemed almost taunting. You knit me together… You knit

Jesus Prom: Loving People Like Jesus Loves

My cousin Kathy was born with Down syndrome. Every year when our family would gather at my grandparents’ house in western Kansas, Kathy would set up all the birthday cards she had received the previous year on the kitchen table and explain why each one meant so much to her. She also loved to show us the engagement ring

Special Needs, Special Love

Editor’s note: This introduction to Bella’s Gift by Rick and Karen Santorum was written by Bella’s older sister, Elizabeth Santorum. In his letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul told us …now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love. – 1 Corinthians 13:13 Love is the greatest of the theological