Things That Worry Me About My Child With Special Needs

Things That Worry Me About My Child With Special Needs - - -
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Since the day Nate was born, I have worried about him. The weary thoughts haven’t stopped, even though my son is now a 23 year-old man, living in a residential facility. If anything, I find myself worrying even more.

I sit with my thoughts, sometimes moving a mile of minute, as fear tries to take over me.

I worry about my son’s life.
I worry about his future.
I worry  what will happen to him, when I am gone.
I worry about the people he will encounter.
I worry about the intentions of the people he encounters.
I worry if people are trustworthy and will treat my child lovingly.
I worry about his behavior and if staff can handle him.
I worry about his health.

I worry and cry about the unknown.

I worry and I worry and I worry………


I cry and I cry and I cry.


I pray and I pray and I pray.

And tell myself that I must stand on God’s word…

“Therefore don’t worry about your life..” (Matthew 6:25)
“Trust in the Lord and lean not on your own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5)
“God cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)

And…. as I meditate on God’s Word, I feel His peace, as I trust and believe that He will care for my worries….because He loves my son. - -

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  1. 1

    I think some worry is normal but we can’t allow it to become obsessive. Turning our minds off is difficult but at some point we must Let Go and Let God. I do my best to keep on top of things at my brother Stephen Group Home Residence and training center but I can’t be with Stephen 24/7/365 so then trust comes in. If something happens like budget cuts I put on my Autism Activists Advocates hat. Also pray.

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    I am thankful that you allow your worry to turn you towards God. He is the one that can provide peace beyond understanding no matter what the circumstance.

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