You're never prepared for your child to have a DISABiLITY.

No matter if there are 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 I Cling" 




* If you'd like to gift this ebook to a friend or family member, the best way is to purchase the book, then forward on the email with the download link.


To the cross we cling.  

"My youngest has Down Syndrome and I can't tell you how much I relate to this. Thank you."  

— megan

"Laura gets it. So. Good. Thanks for sharing your writing gifts to bring understanding and empathy." 

— Maria

"As a senior in college pursuing my degree in speech therapy, I really needed to hear this. Thank you for the wise insight!" 

— Bekah

"From a mom of a 32 year old with special needs, who has 'been there, done that,' YES AND AMEN! This will encourage moms who are in the thick of it."


"So beautiful and eye opening. I'm grateful for the window into the life of a mom with a child with special needs ."


"It's all so true. I know there are moms crying right now because these words reach our deepest desires."

— Ruby

"As a pediatric SLP, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for sharing your perspective."

— Jen

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. 

About the Author

"Beautiful and raw. Thank you."


want to gift this to a friend or family member?


If you'd like to gift this ebook to a friend or family member, the best way is to purchase the book below, then forward on the email with the download link.

Writing these entries over the course of the past four years helped me process my grief. It’s how I came to reconcile the challenges and difficulties of going through diagnosis and raising a child with disabilities, while still trusting in a sovereign and kind God. 


Get my kid's book, "Like Me," and teach children about disabilities, compassion, friendship and God's love for all.



There's no physical product with the ebook. After you checkout, the ebook will arrive to your inbox within a few minutes. 

It will come as a PDF file type. Each purchase comes with two electronic downloads which you can download to your phone and computer. Read it there, or print it out at home or an office store.  

"To The Cross I Cling" ebook is 50 pages long, with 30 specially curated entries plus a handful of additional notes to the reader. 

Ebooks are easy to share, but kindly don't distribute or reshare the file. Please purchase one copy per household. 


This book was specifically written to encourage parents of a child with a disability. The entries start with diagnosis, but are written over the course of four years, so they should be helpful and relatable no matter what stage a parent is in. These entries have also been inspiring and educational for grandparents, caregivers, therapists, teachers, and more as they interact and support parents and children with special needs. 

Please note: I don't want cost to be a barrier for anyone who needs this resource. If you're unable to afford the $10, please email me and I'll take care of you. 



All sales are final. By purchasing, you agree to the Terms & Conditions listed here. 

"Rock of Ages, cleft for me, 
Let me hide myself in thee...
Nothing in my hands I bring,
Simply to Thy cross I cling."

Augustus Toplady