My son was born missing some 25 genes on the 7th chromosome in every cell in his body. He lives with Williams Syndrome. That diagnosis changed a lot of things in my life, one of which was a greater awareness of the massive world of disability and the burdens and blessings families experience as they care for their children with special needs.
Maybe it has to be that close in order to take notice. I wish that weren’t so. I always hope that other people would be more attentive and caring than I was before his diagnosis.
In that spirit, here are a few items of interest from the web today.
- My pal Justin Reimer (The Elisha Foundation) wrote this excellent article here.
- Desiring God has a great conference I hope to attend coming up in November.
- Another pal, Roger Bergs, is enjoying watching his beautifuldaughter become an Internet ballet sensation!
- The Toronto Star has a moving piece here about a family thathas been broken up and needs help. This is far too often the case.