Out of control emotions, compromised immune system, digestive issues, physical discomfort, lack of sleep, food allergies. Sound familiar?
Several years ago, my husband and I adopted two children. We were newly married, ready to start our family, and a bit naive as to the adventure we were about to embark on.
Our adoption story is like so many others, a beautiful story of how God puts all the pieces together in just the right timing to create a beautiful family. I had done a bit of research before we adopted internationally. I was looking for specific physical signs of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. At the time, I did not realize that a child does not have to have physical signs to have FAS/FASD. There was not a lot of information about FAS that I could find at the time.
We traveled to meet our children and of course fell in love with them. A month later we were able to bring them home. It had been an exciting time! As we grew together as a family, we soon realized that some things were not quite right. Fast forward a few years, and we learned that we were dealing with FASD and Cerebral Palsy. We encountered emotional instability, digestive issues, sleep issues, food allergies, learning disabilities. Our home was an emotional disaster!
If you have dealt with an invisible disability such as FASD, Autism, ADHD, etc., you know the amount of stress and trauma this brings to a family. You know what it is like to try to create a peaceful home, only to have it in constant turmoil. You try to do everything you can as a parent to bring stability and harmony to your home. You research to find that little extra something that is going to be just the right thing to support your child's emotional and physical health.
How do I know? I have been right there with you, crying out to God to help our family survive the emotional trauma that invisible disabilities present.
The answer? For our family, it was God's grace and strength and essential oils! We have been able to utilize the amazing, medicinal effects of essential oils to help support our children and ourselves, both physically and emotionally.
Are you the mom of a child with an invisible disability? Are you curious about how natural solutions and essential oils help support the health of your child? How they calm the strong emotions that can overtake your peaceful home? Maybe you just need encouragement in your journey of raising your FASD child?
Many blessings on your journey!