My husband and I married in 1993. I taught at a private Christian school for a few years. In 1996, we welcomed our medically complex special needs miracle daughter, Bethany. We found out via ultrasound that God had designed our daughter in such a unique way. It was both humbling and horrific to discover. It changed our trajectory and affected our entire family in ways only God knew possible.
Because of our time in hospitals, especially Children’s Hospitals, in the surgery waiting rooms, ICUs, and more in the past 24 years, we have the first-hand experience of the difficulties. We carried an extremely heavy load even while having a steadfast relationship with the Lord. We have also watched – up close – other families go through similar circumstances without that hope.
I am taking the Chaplain training courses at the Christian Leaders Institute. My spiritual dream is to offer other scared, grieving families the hope that has gotten us through each and every time. That hope is found in a vital relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The ever-present blanket of comfort provided by His Holy Spirit is also key. Thank you, CLI, for this Chaplain training opportunity. May God bless my studies at CLI and my ministry!