As mama to a special needs girl with a rare metabolic disorder, MPS, the road of special needs parenting can be a lonely one. Sometimes I want to tell God that he chose the wrong mama for Taylor. But he didn’t- his plan for Taylor included me- so I’m giving you the best advice I have for those times when you just don’t have answers, or you are frustrated beyond yourself. Or you just feel like you can’t keep going. Pray. Just pray. Because as CS Lewis tells us, “Prayer doesn’t change God. It changes me.” This is how I began to see the one God chose for the job- me. And maybe you will too. Mamas to the one with special needs? Let’s pray together.
A Prayer for Special Needs Moms
Dear Heavenly Father:
Before the world could ever know,
You created my precious girl and
Crafted a beautiful blueprint for her life.
Having special needs and even disabilities
Provides a different kind of normal for our family,
But we are determined to praise you in the storm.
While I’m so blessed to be her mama,
We have our good days and our bad;
Yet you guide us through each one,
Providing mercy and grace in exact measure.
Now we come before You, simply asking,
That you measure out for us once more.
That you who calms storms with your voice
Would calm the storms of our hearts with your presence.