You're never prepared for your child to have a DISABiLITY.
No matter if there have been years of questions, or it happens overnight, no parent is prepared to hear their child has a disability And as the diagnosis comes, so does a watershed of pain, loneliness, questions, and grief.
Laura Wifler knows what it's like. Three weeks after her daughter was diagnosed with Rare Chromosome Disease, Laura began publicly chronicling her journey as a parent walking through the grief of disability. Like an open diary, Laura's posts resonated with parents of children with disabilities, as they felt seen, heard, and understood through her entries.
Discover in this book a curated collection of Laura's writings that will point you to the true hope and help found in the gospel, while also being authentic to the sorrow and pain of a mother's love for her child. The journey of being a parent to a child with a disability is hard, but God has not forgotten you. To the cross we cling.
Hi! I'm Laura Wifler. I'm a wife and a mother to three children. In 2017, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Rare Chromosome Disorder at two months old. She is the only known person in the world with exactly what she has, which means her path has always been unknown. Professionally, I'm the co-founder of Risen Motherhood and serve as the executive director and co-host of the podcast. I've authored a few books, including the children's storybook, Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God's Image In Every Person. You can learn more about me throughout this site, or at the links above. My family and I live in central Iowa.
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"Rock of Ages, cleft for me,
Let me hide myself in thee...
Nothing in my hands I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling."