With this first Friday in February, we’re serving up a new episode in the Different Dream vlog series for parents of kids with special needs. Today’s devotional relates a favorite story from the weeks our son spent in NICU back in 1982. My husband and I still giggle whenever we tell it. As you may have guessed, it comes from the hospital section of  A Different Dream for My Child: Meditations for Parents of Critically or Chronically Ill Children.

The devotional is called “The Shirt Off Her Back.” Though we never saw the woman and her son after we checked out of their boarding house, they feel like part of the family. Whenever they come to mind, I whisper a prayer of thanks to the God who used them to give us a glimpse of Christ when we needed it most.


Knowing how great our God is, I am sure He used strange circumstances during your child’s hospital stay to open your eyes to His presence. You’re invited to tell your story in the comment box.

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Different Dream vlog seriesAs has been mentioned before, copyright restrictions allow the publication of a maximum of 10 vlog posts at a time. This post is #10, so next week the first vlog post in the series will disappear when #11 goes up. But until then, listen, enjoy and pass the link onto your friends. You can also order the print version of A Different Dream for My Child through Amazon or at your local book store.





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