Wife to Howie and mother of two adult sons (with a wonderful daughter-in-law and two precious granddaughters)
Our oldest son, Chris, was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder in 1997 (and with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in 1985). He’s now 34 yrs. old and lives with my husband and me. Our other son, Robert, is 32 yrs. old. He lives with his wife, Kristie, and their daughters, Sofie and McKenzie.
In 1993, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
My training and experience in special education couldn’t prepare my heart for when I faced my son’s psychotic episodes.
However, my professional background may be of interest to you:
I’ve been in the field of education for over 37 yrs. My experience includes teaching many types of special education classes, regular classes, in Christian schools and in public schools. Currently, I’m an adjunct professor at a Christian university where I’ve taught several special education courses.
I’ve faced life’s challenges by relying on God’s faithfulness, guidance, protection, comfort, perfect peace, and abundant hope.
If you want to read my story, start with April 16, 2014. That begins the sequential 16-post account of Chris’s journey with mental illness. Sprinkled throughout this blog you’ll find countless other anecdotes. But those 16 posts were taken from a book I self-published (which is now out of print).