I am Allison Lefebvre and I have been married to my smokin’ hot husband, Bryce, for seven years and we have three beautiful boys, ages 5, 3 and 1. As a native to Washington State, I ditched scraping the ice off my windshields to settle down in Phoenix, AZ where I can see sunshine in my window every day. I love hanging out with girlfriends and digging deep to talk about important things in life- like the latest season of The Bachelor.
Life took a sharp left turn for me when I learned our middle son would be born with Spina Bifida. He is in a wheelchair, is trach and ventilator dependent and requires a nurse with him at all times. When he was a year old, I was shocked to learn my third son would be born with the same disability. I had a rare inutero surgery that allowed him to have neurosurgery in my womb. Both boys have had the worst complications imaginable.
There is a lot to share in this story and I like to write about a wide range of topics. At times it is about being a special needs mom and an advocate; other times it is my inner musings on the lessons I have discovered. The underlying theme is often humor. Learning to laugh, find joy and seek God during difficult times has become my forte.
I hope you can join me in giggling, appreciating, finding solace and shedding a tear. An Upward Reckoning has a mission to finding the sliver of joy in each circumstance.