For the past two months, my friend, colleague and ministry teammate Katie Wetherbee has been sharing from her family’s experiences with their daughter, Annie before, during and after she experienced a stroke the day before her fifth birthday.
I have little doubt that Annie’s story will someday be turned into a book. She’s grown into a great kid who seems to be a friend to everyone she meets, is actively involved in her school, and serves faithfully in our church.
Annie’s story represents a classic example of God using for good a situation that in the moment doesn’t appear to make sense. I’d encourage any of you who follow my blog who know families who are trying to find hope in their circumstances raising kids with disabilities, either visible or hidden, to forward them the link to Katie’s blog.
Not everyone who has a child with a disability is going to be equipped and positioned as Katie has to engage in a ministry to help churches reach kids and families who are currently outside the church, but God is faithful to His promises, and the same God who has worked through Annie’s circumstances is certainly capable of working through yours.
Here’s the beginning of the Wetherbee’s story: