I wondered if I had given you the impression of a camp that was about disability and only disability.
Now after spending a crazy wonderful week there I want more than anything to give you a little more insight into who we really are.
Yes Special Kids is a charity which was formed by parents with children with disabilities for the use and support of other parents in the same situation.
It is true that this is the life we live, but it isn’t all we are.
We are fun crazy people that have somehow found ourselves in the world of disability.
Yet we aren’t just parents and carers of children of disabilities and our children are far more than just syndromes and conditions.
We are a diverse group of people.
From wine drinkers to tee-totals.
Drag queens to doctors.
We are sporty, creative, energetic,caring, imaginative and eccentric.
We have parents with full time careers and we have stay at home parents (a full time job in it’s own right.)
We are each unique and that’s why it works.
We are different but united.
Please don’t imagine this camp as a group of people sitting around a camp fire full of woe me for life.
You will find us sitting around that said fire laughing at the antics of our young adults, roasting marshmallows chatting into the small hours.
You will find us dressing up in weird and wonderful ways, wheelchairs transforming into race cars and families transforming back into the stone ages.
Sharing life with others that understand that really get it.
Life is about living and the people that I camp with understand that more than most.
Special kids in the UK camp is about support and compassion but mostly it’s about friendship and laughter.
I am so blessed that I get to call this crazy bunch of people my friends.
So thankful that one day about 9 years ago i came across Special Kids in the UK.
I love these guys xxx
*Credit for the photographs go to members of Special kids xxx