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My husband Ralph and I are parents to four beautiful little girls. We were both raised in the CR church, and we belong to a very caring CR community in the Niagara area. Our daughters, Emily (9 yrs) and Sophia (7 yrs) are maturing and growing like most girls their age. Our daughters Rachel (4 yrs) and Janneke (23 months) are following a unique course of development and growth - often referred to as global developmental delay. There is no name for our two younger girls' condition, but they are similar to each other. They are exclusively g-tube-fed, dependent on assistance with moving and...
Disability Concerns
  • Thank you, Willie and Anje, for your words.

    There is so much we don't understand in this life, and in trying to make sense of it all, we lose time to cherish the joy that is right in front...

    posted on: Hidden Truths
  • Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Melissa.  Those emotions - bittersweet - seem understable.  I believe I would have the same complicated feelings on such a day.

    May this day bring...

    posted on: Hidden Truths
  • Thank you, Anje.  Your words, once again, bring a solid sense of Being.  May God continue to walk alongside you. May you feel His Peace. 

    I often think about you and your family.  It is...

    posted on: Hidden Truths
  • I read your post several times.  I poured myself a cup of coffee and read your words as if you and I were sitting together, having a coffee and talking this through.

    I realize we don't know...

    posted on: My Heart Hurts
  • Thank you for your words, Willie.  I saw your wife's email again last night, and we have thought of you both often these last two weeks. 

    Your words are raw yet inspiring.  I want to read...

    posted on: Hidden Truths
  • Dear Melissa.  To you, a new friend that I have not met, I ask that God will give you immeasurable strength.  My heart aches for you too. I don't want to believe the words you have typed.

    I...

    posted on: Hidden Truths
  • Anje, I sit here, stunned.  I reread your post several times. Ingrid is home.  Ingrid is Home?

    Your words speak of hope in the sorrow, and I wonder how much those words reflect how you...

    posted on: Hidden Truths
  • Anje, thank you for your kind words.  I am not sure if you've seen this link before, but I have posted this sermon before as one to share regarding the "why".  It comes from John Piper, a pastor...

    posted on: Introductions
  • Hi, Anje.

    Thanks for taking time to write in - and introduce us to your family.  I wish we could sit for a coffee somewhere...

    Interesting to read your husband's parallel with...

    posted on: Introductions
  • Melissa, a blessed Christmas to you too.

    I share some of the same feelings as you with regards to preparing for Christmas.

    But - first, let me respond to your comment about the teeth...

    posted on: Hidden blessings