About Song in the Night
I've been meeting a lot of new people online lately. It's been fun to
talk to people from around the world and discover just how many
inspiring stories are out there. God's on the move in a big way.
If you're new to Song in the Night, here's a bit of our story:
a wife, mom, and grandma who has been kicked out of the nest of my
comfort zone in several ways over the years. As a young mother of five, I
was called by God in 1982 to begin homeschooling our school-aged
It was a crazy, fringy sort of thing to do in
those days. I didn't know ANYBODY else who homeschooled back then. That
was probably because it was illegal in Idaho at the time, so anyone
nutty enough to do it kept a low profile. But it was the hard work of
homeschoolers in Idaho and across the country who finally earned the
attention of lawmakers and earned its legitimacy.
finally graduated the last child in 2006. But years earlier, in 1997, a
new challenge had been presented to us. Our middle son, Kevin, suffered a
devastating spinal cord injury while on a youth ministry trip to
Canada. He was declared "another Christopher Reeve," and the presiding
doctor urged us to pull the plug. Kevin, however, had no plans to die,
and we were not inclined to make him. God miraculously provided a way
for us to fly Kevin back to the U.S. in a chartered Lear jet,
accompanied by medical personnel.
But his challenges
were far from over. He nearly died twice after arriving in the U.S. A
long recovery process was accompanied by an intense training program for
us to become his caregivers. In the meantime, God began a new and
unexpected healing in Kevin that resulted in his regaining more
neurological function than was ever expected. He is still disabled, but
he has weaned off the vent except to sleep and can move every part of
his body to some extent. He can even walk with help.
has been home with us since rehab. His extensive health needs have
compelled me to become first a CNA, and most recently, a licensed
practical nurse. We now run a certified family home licensed by the
state to care for him.
So for a while, I was a homeschooler AND a full-time caregiver. Talk about crazy.
In 2008, we released the story of Kevin's injury in Canada and God's work in our lives through his brokenness. Song in the Night is available in hardcover from Amazon.com or songinthenight.net.
Today, I continue to write, Kevin and his brother Daniel have the computer graphics and animation studio dragonflycore.com, and Kevin has built a popular site for Christian music at CMADDICT.com .
Our eldest daughter is a second-generation homeschooler to our two granddaughters.
As a family, we strive to serve God and allow Him to display His awesome power through our weakness.
As you navigate through 'Til Dawn Comes,
you will find that we are all about LIFE. Whether it is the
encouragement of those raising children, caring for aged and disabled
loved ones, or advocacy for those who are pre-born or living with
disabilities, we celebrate the amazing gift of a beating heart with
which to honor our Creator.
I also regularly post
reviews of books and movies connected with disabilities, suffering,
parenting, and homeschooling. Check out the labels for posts on subjects
you are most interested in.
I'm glad to get to know you. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.
Pam and family