We left our church home a few years ago when we received CR’s diagnosis. It was just too tough. Very stressful. On all parties involved. Couldn’t figure out a way to make it work.
We missed our church. All of us would express this at random times but we never could sync to make a difference and start back in fear of the unknown or just the added stress on Cody. We thought of this as “controlled stress” and since we could control for it to not happen by just not going that is what we chose since we had plenty of uncontrolled stress coming our way at the time.
Still did not take away the missing of our church home though.
(last year photo but still one of my favorites)
A few weeks ago I shared with Cam about now having a Thursday night service now. We loved that because it didn’t interfere with any of our weekend crazy and worked perfect with our schedules.
I knew it would be tough for us to all figure a time to all go and Cam really wanted to start back even if it meant us taking turns to go. What mother would deny a teenage boy wanting to get back to his church home? I am so thankful for Cameron’s persistence.
We ran into one of our Storm baseball family members at service and she shared they now have a special needs program but she didn’t have all the details. The following week I was on a mission to understand what this involved.
I went to talk to the head of the children’s ministry and next thing I knew I was meeting the person over special needs and pleased to learn that they not only had a buddy program where they would assign a person to Cody but also a “chill zone” room too! We are so excited to be able to go as a family and be part of an inclusive church.
God is good.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.