We used to go to church on a regular basis. Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night. We were involved, and felt like we had extended family.
After Alex was born his care was so involved, and he could not be around other snotty nosed children that we were no longer were able to go. Adam and I have not been to church in 3 years at the end of this month. To be honest, it feels normal not to go.
Of course 3 and a half years ago, I never would have thought that feeling normal at home on a Sunday morning would ever feel normal.
Churches have programs for the deaf, the blind, for teens, college students and even children across many oceans.
Why is it that those who are intellectually different, and their families aren't given the same opportunity to go to church? Of course they are welcome, but with some of the medical issues be it a feeding tube, oxygen, or just being medically fragile makes going to church impossible, because there is no program in place to make going easy.
The majority of families with intellectually different kids, and medically fragile children just don't go to church because there is no program in place to make the transition easy.
What do you do?
And the real question is, what does the church do to get your entire family inside those 4 walls?