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Joyce's Journey

  Not My Plan



Still Tender Hearted

Posted on February 24, 2016 at 3:30 PM


When my husband Dave and I first dated, he was very polite. We held hands, rubbed each other backs and cuddled while watching a television movie. He cooked most all the meals for us while we were dating. I hated cooking. He made me feel like a queen. His jokes were silly...

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A Broken Heart

Posted on January 14, 2016 at 6:35 PM
The Broken Heart

At one day old, our baby daughter suffered severe brain damage. As the doctor spoke, I stood frozen in place. Tears filled with eyes and rolled down each cheek. He clarified by stating, "She will be deaf, blind, physically challenged and mentally disable. I shook my head, “No, you mean she won’t h...

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Fanny's Mountains and Valleys

Posted on January 7, 2016 at 9:15 PM


Do you have a favorite song to celebrate with? God gives us songs not only on the mountain tops but also in the lonely valleys. It is easy to    rejoice when things are going well. But during sleepless...

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Becoming a Parent of an Extraordinary Child

Posted on December 18, 2015 at 1:00 AM

                                         Are you a Parent of a Special Child?

   Preparing to become a parent is an exciting journey. For nine months you read, study, and follow the medical transition of each trimeste...

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She Sings!

Posted on December 10, 2015 at 5:50 PM


She Sings!

Christmas is the Season of HOPE, LOVE and JOY.  My daughter can't read.  She can't communicate.Ye...
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Wheeling with Gratitude

Posted on December 1, 2015 at 1:25 PM



Wheeling with Gratitude

Insight from  Not My Plan Author Joyce Yexley

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Parents Learn from Sherlock Holmes

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM

I love mystery stories with Sherlock Holmes, the best known detective in literature. Sherlock and his partner Dr. Watson were characters that traveled the world of adventure and shocking peril. Like them, my husband and I soon became a detective team for our daughter with special needs. She couldn’t talk....

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