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A space for joy, connection, and hope.

Welcome to the Take Heart blog, stay here as long as you need. Our goal is provide you with a digital space where you can come to just take a breath, a moment, and be. We want to provide you with the support and sense of community we all need,  and we hope that you enjoy the collection of blog pieces we have to share. From inspirational story sharing, scripture suggestions for days with a little more doubt and difficulty, to tips and pointers on how to best navigate your day to day (from our own trials and errors!), we hope this page serves as a reprieve for you and a place of happiness you can share with other special needs parents.

Verse of the Month:

2 Corinthians 12:9–10

He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Uplifting Stories

Ending Well As a Mom 

It's May, a busy month for moms and often the celebration of many endings: the ending of a school year, graduations, recitals, field trips, and picnics. I recently watched a hilarious video of the Holderness family singing a parody song about May, entitled Maycember....

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Savor the Small Moments

This past Saturday, I stood in the cool green grass and took pictures of my daughter and her prom date. She looked beautiful. It was an ordinary moment in a not-so-ordinary life. It was a mother-daughter moment that I do not get very often, a moment when I could see...

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The Ripple Impact of Advocacy

Well, this week had the makings of a craptastic week, but a group of 16-18 year old high school boys saved it. Seriously. No joke. I had this master plan to take some time off for myself (insert hysterical laugh). My son's semi-annual Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy...

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