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I used to feel lots of pressure to be the perfect parent.

But then God gave me a gift that shattered my dreams of perfection.

Our younger son was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old. He wouldn’t potty train perfectly. He wouldn’t speak perfectly. He wouldn’t hold a pencil perfectly. He wouldn’t smile perfectly for blog and Facebook pictures. He wouldn’t sit next to me on the pew perfectly and listen to his daddy preach.

Everywhere we went, everything we did, people would know he wasn’t perfect. And if he wasn’t perfect, than neither was I.

Instead of feeling pressure to make him fit into the typical-kid mold, I found freedom through his imperfections.

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  1. I just “stumbled” upon your blog post about your son with autism. I really enjoyed your story. I think it is wonderful how the Lord has worked in you as a mom through this. Enjoyed your story of freedom as an imperfect mom. I have an 11 year old boy, who had a stroke in the womb. He was diagnosed about 1 1/2 years ago with a huge label that is hard to dissect. WE have home schooled him his whole life and has had developmental delays. And a very random, glitchy brain, and a very unique created by God kid. I have struggled with the imperfect mom thing… and I will be honest and say having my boy has not brought me to that freedom you talk of. I will say God HAS done a tremendous work in our family through having this miracle boy. And I don’t say that lightly… truly God has a purpose for our son’s life and a purpose for his younger brother and mom and dad and much of it is coming through the life of our boy Isaac and his “way” of living in this world – that we are called to be set apart from. While division isn’t Christ’s plan, there has been heart break even still, because Isaac can be so typical in many ways… yet, when his world is rocked (and you never know how that will come and by what thing he might interpret WAY different), he can appear to others as being harsh, difficult, controlling and more. As his parents, we know the heart of this child, who is so respectful to authority is NOT rebellious, yet neurons clashing and cross wiring through him into anxiety and confusion and frustration. We have not found that others can understand this – which has led to us having a downsized life with not a lot of support from others. But with this said, God has brought support from a few – and that is all that it really takes. WE have really learned to look at life as pointing straight to eternity and eternal purposes. One day there will be no more division and it will be the most beautiful thing. But for now, we continue to bring our boys’ thoughts and world that can go array back to Jesus over and over – trusting God will draw his heart in to know HE will truly be the ONE Who will never leave us or forsake us.

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I’m Sandra Peoples. I’m a pastor’s wife and a special-needs mom. But to be honest, those descriptions weren’t my plan A. Click here to learn more about my journey.