May 7, 2013

Guest post: 10 things a special-needs mom learned (the hard way)

 Laura Hatcher and her husband, Brian, have two children, Olivia, 10, and Simon, 7, and are parishioners at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Md. As we look ahead to Mother’s Day, I invited her to write a guest blog sharing how raising Simon, who has cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hydrocephalus,
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Plenty of room to swing a cat—but where’s the cat?

Last night as the boys and I were driving home, we passed a burning pickup truck. The front was completely engulfed in flames.“Mama,” Leo said, “if that happens to our car, I won’t worry about stepping on things on the floor. I will just get out of the car.”Our 5-year-old
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