Few things are more humbling or demanding than a young family's finding their plans and expectations must be adapted to the challenges of life with a child who has severe physical or mental disabilities. Sometimes extraordinary expressions of patience and love become a daily standard, and there is progress where it was not predicted. The courage and love and resourcefulness of many families in this situation are inspiring to all.
Persistent, active prayer is often a further support to such families. Christian Scientists, who understand prayer to be an affirmation of God's law of healing, have found there can be remarkable progress where progress seemed impossible.
Many healings come quickly to Christian Scientists; some take longer; and a few, although one can see significant and continuing improvement, may extend over a number of years.