Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
2 Cor. 1:3-4

For Glenn

I prayed
for you to be born
special-
forgetting all that
special
might mean.

Now it seems
Each day I’m given
new definitions
of your specialness.

Most interchange
special
with labels
that point to your differentness –

cruel connotations,

legal pigeonholes,

medical meanings.

But a mother’s heart
can’t set
such limits.
So I’ll wait
for you to define
your special self
for me.

Welcome. Special prayers is meant to be a place for support and fellowship. We all need it, even those of us who have spent quite a bit of time in the trenches. So if your child — whether newborn or adult — has special needs I hope you’ll join me here.   I hope to provide five devotions a week plus some tips and pointers.  Once I actually have readers, I hope to add discussion questions and polls.  Not sure how long it will take for me to get into the rhythm of this , so with God’s help and your patience, this will happen.

In his service,

KellyJo Houtz Griffin

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