And He Gives More Grace In A Time of Need

Last updated on September 3rd, 2017 at 04:22 pm

God's grace for special needs mom

It’s been nearly a half year since my CJ was diagnosed with multiple kidney stones. The stones were quickly followed by an increase In seizure activity.  CJ missed a lot of school and I was physically out of work for many days (thank God for vacation – lots of it based on my tenure at work #GraceLife).

It’s hard to believe how quickly time flies.

I’ve posted some of what we are going through on social media and I’ve written about our experiences with CJ’s health challenges here on Fine Natural Hair and Faith.

Some people think I’m a “strong woman.”  On the contrary, I feel weak and frail, sometimes bursting into tears when things are seemingly “normal.” I’m usually by myself when this happens and not even my husband is aware of my melt downs.

I guess it’s all the pinned up emotions boiling up to the surface that cause me to need a quick release.

Gods grace

In spite of my sporadic cry sessions and temporary nervous break downs, I take comfort in knowing that God always gives me more grace when I need it. Every day is filled with new mercies.

My employer is very sensitive to my life and providing me with the work/life balance I so desperately need. That includes being able to work from home to accommodate the many doctor’s appointments that take place, almost weekly now. Then, when I do go into the office for work, there’s little to no overwhelm. #Grace

In spite of the many challenges I have as a special needs mom, I’m not just a functioning mom. I’m actually quite productive. So, how do I do it?

It’s all about God’s grace. I start each day off grateful. I spend some time in God’s word each morning and keep an ear out just in case He leads me in a specific way.

Then, in the natural I make sure to take time out for myself from time to time. I don’t over commit. It may appear to others that I’m anti-social but I’m really just taking time out for me so that I don’t get too overwhelmed. And, while doing so I am still able to keep my commitments. #Grace

I share my life and part of my story with others with the intent of encouraging and inspiring. I want to show you that whatever you go through in life, God’s grace is available to you. Just when you think you can’t, you can. And, regardless to what you do or don’t do, God’s grace is still available.

Take comfort in knowing that God gives you all the grace you need. You just have to receive it.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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