Or, a little celebration of Gluing the Cracks' 1st Birthday
This essay touched me deeply. I relate to the themes so much, even though my kiddo that it makes me think of is neuro typical. But, not in a negatively comparative way, it does put our hard stages into perspective. So many of the things you described here are amplified versions of struggles we've gone through, and often I also have felt like the current struggle would break me, but if there is grace enough to glue all the cracks for all of the ones you've gone through (with 5 more kids to boot, and i know what you describe here only scratches the surface), I can more easily trust there is grace enough for us too.
You’ve done it again. Beautiful, beautiful 💛
I picked up a copy of "Gluing the Cracks" at the start of our adoption journey and it's been book I've pulled off the shelf many times in the past year. Thank you for sharing your story, your heart, and your wisdom with me ❤️
I am so grateful for your writing. Your book has helped me so much in processing my feelings around my children being neurotypical. Just thank you. 🤍
I just finished this last month and it has blessed my life and my motherhood journey, so so so much. Thank you Katie!
This is so beautiful!
What a beautiful essay - reminds me to pray for a family in our church who has a son with autism! Your book is on my wishlist!
Happy book birthday! I received Gluing the Cracks last September for my birthday. I tell as many people as possible about it. Thank you for sharing your words and talent with the world. Thank you for bringing hope to those of us who feel broken, unseen, and alone.
Praising God for this book birthday. So thankful for your willingness to put these words into the world. <3
Thank you for sharing your honesty and vulnerability with us! As a mother who tries to "do it all" and make everything look like it's always okay, your words have been a powerful encouragement to allow oneself to be more vulnerable, sit with even the hard feelings, and to let others in more. We cannot do it alone, and accepting that has been so important to me! You are a light!
Your book has helped me navigate our diagnostic process with our girl. Thank you for your bravery in sharing your experiences + thoughts with all of us!
Happy book birthday!! 🤍🤍