Author: Tonya Aycock

Hi, my name is Tonya. I am a wife, mom of two children (Brandon & Brently). I am a born again christian. My passion is raising awareness for my boys and making sure they have the very best that I can give them. I love Singing. I was in a Southern Gospel Group for about 3 years and I enjoyed every minute of it. I think most of all besides the singing, I enjoyed meeting people and sharing my testimony of how God has brought me through. I love playing guitar and hearing my sweet husband play music and sing to our boys. I enjoy making crafts and designing floral arrangements. I love camping. I am always up for a new adventure! I enjoy working in my yard and anything outdoors. I love my country home. I like taking pictures of God’s beautiful creation. The hummingbirds, Canadian geese, turtles, and deer’s are absolutely beautiful! I never dreamed that I would enjoy the country as much as I do. I have always been a city kind of girl so let’s just say I am adjusting to the country life well. Ha ha! Another interesting thing about my husband and I, is that we have always wanted to open a restaurant. Maybe one day… who knows…. I created this blog to share the in’s and out’s of daily living of being a mom of children with special needs, how life can change in an instant, losing a child, finding real friendships that live the same kind of life that I do that truly understand, and much more. I love to talk about my faith as I learn how to cope through life, (good and bad) together. I want to always put complete control in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, because without Him I am nothing. My prayer is that I can somehow help someone by sharing my story. It is most definitely easier said than done and I fail daily, but striving to make things work in a world that doesn’t understand is just one of the reasons I am here, writing and sharing my story and trying to be the best me as I can and being the best mother that my children will love and respect and see me survive and thrive as I watch them surviving 2 thriving in life. But, most of all that they see Jesus in me. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 God has a plan for my life and for my family as well and for who is reading this right now. I can only hope and pray that I am doing what He has called me to do…… Being a wife, mom, advocate of special needs, a friend, and encourager, but most of all… a servant of His. This has been and continues to be a unique life raising my SuPeR HeRo children dancing in the rain of the beautiful messy life!

L1 Family

I never thought I would see the day of being able to meet other families that walk in my shoes daily.  For so long I begged and pleaded with God to help me find someone…surely I can’t be the only one in the world?

Keep Holding On…

As I look back at these posts that I wrote before I started blogging, I see how scary things were.  I never got scared “in the moment” of an episode.  I would always hold on til the episode ended and then I would lose it.  I wanted to be strong for my Brandon and wanted him to feel safe and that I was taking care of him the best I knew how. I kept holding on…..

Feeding Tube Drama

Brent has a hole in his G-tube! I have been on the phone talking to 10 different people who have no clue of what they’re doing …….. ugh!!!!!!! You would think after having a feeding tube for 14 years that it would be a piece of cake dealing with these companies… *SCREAM* ‪#‎feedingtubeissues‬ [ it never ends…. ]

Beautiful smiles that light up MY world

brent1Brently Matthew

What I love most is that he smiles through it all.  The good, the bad, 2014-07-30 13.57.50& the ugly. He has attitude and loves to sing and play his instruments.  He loves Nascar and Alabama football.  He loves to sling his food at me when we are

Understanding Grief When Your Child Dies

When your child dies, the pain and devastation of your loss can feel overwhelming.  Some of the immediate emotions in grief are shock, numbness, denial, confusion and disbelief, all of which can act as a cushion against the full impact of your loss.

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