Welcome new friends and old to our blog concerning the life of our son, James William Gjertsen. James was born on April 26, 2007 to parents who were totally unprepared for a special needs child. Before we knew of any of his problems, we chose his life verse, which appears at the top of this page. This blog is an attempt to reconcile its truth with our difficult reality. It is a chance for us to share with all interested parties our belief that in all things both joyful and difficult, God is ever-present and working constantly for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose.
We knew our ministry was to take care of him, but eventually we also realized that James had a ministry of his own. His 482 days of hope, courage, and joy testify to the mysterious power of God in the lives of the weak. We hope that meeting him through our blog will bring encouragement to you, too.
For those new to all of this, you may wish to navigate the posts chronologically using the category Our Journey (chronological). Otherwise, if you want the end before the beginning, click on Our Journey. If you want to go straight to an explanation of James’s medical issues, read James’s diagnosis.| Comment (1)