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How would your life be impacted if your child had a rare disease? Today’s guest, Laura Wifler knows what it’s like to receive a heart breaking diagnosis.  She also knows what it’s like to parent a child with disabilities with courage and grace. In today’s conversation, Laura shares the story behind her new children’s book, Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God’s Image in Every Person.  You’ll learn:

2:41 When my child was diagnosed 

5:02 Helping kids understand others with disabilities 

7:02 Grappling with God’s plan

9:10 Coming to understand that God is ultimately sovereign

11:29 Walking through the fire of grief and suffering

13:05 Learning from disabled siblings

17:26 Balancing having children with disabilities with your other kids 

20:04 How to intentionally help friends with disabled kids

23:09 Preparing your kids to have conversations with disabled kids

27:09 Balancing hope and grief

31:01 Don’t give up on a dark day

Laura Wifler is the cofounder of Risen Motherhood, the executive director and cohost of the podcast, and the coauthor of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments. Her latest book is Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God’s Image in Every Person. She also wrote To the Cross I Cling, an e-book reflecting on mothering a child with a disability, and the award-winning children’s book Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer. Laura, her husband, and her three children live in central Iowa.

Find out more about her children’s book Like Me here

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