The life you never expected.

Andrew and Rachel Wilson

Parenting SEN children

SEN children


Having heard Rachel Wilson speak to Lou Fellingham on a recent coffee morning I just had to get some copies of this book in. A great honest personal account of what its like to live with children with Special Educational Needs.



  • For parents of SEN children
  • This honest- down-to-earth book helps you thrive and grow as parents
  • A treasured resource that can also be used by friends to support parents

Sometimes you end up living the life you never expected. When Andrew and Rachel found out that one, and then both, of their children had severe autism, their world was turned on its head.


This is a book about surviving, and thriving, when something goes horribly wrong. It is a mixture of their story and God's story, and the way in which his has shaped theirs.


With clarity and biblical insight, they share their experience of grief and worship, struggle and hope. As well as reflecting on the specific challenges of raising children with special needs, they speak to broader questions as well: the problem of suffering, building a marriage under pressure, fighting for joy and trusting in the goodness of God.

This is not just a book for families and friends of special needs children, but for all who have been thrown a curve ball in life, and need to know how to lament, worship, pray and hope.

The life you never expected. Andrew and Rachel Wilson