Elisha asked the widow what she has and she said "Nothing... except a little oil!" Sometimes, we think we don't have enough strength or patience to give to our child with special needs. We are exhausted and discouraged when we see very little progress. But as God miraculously poured oil to many jars from a single jar of oil to meet the needs of the widow, I realize that we need to keep believing that God will sustain us. He multiplies the love we have for our children by blessing us with a special kind of joy, encouraging us to keep running the race and be that parent God has called us to be.
When I quit working to be a hands-on-Mom to Clarissa, I see the hand of God, constantly enabling me to love unconditionally. He gives me the power to overcome disappointment and discouragement. As we keep giving love and patience to our children with special needs, God keeps pouring His grace upon us.
To God be all the glory and praise!