I cannot believe we are so close to August.
This summer month means so much to me.
This month is filled with the friends I get to call my family.
I am so excited to turn my virtual hugs into real ones.
To wrap my arms around those I haven’t seen since this time last year.
To see how people have changed, how the children have grown.
I’m so excited to meet our new families, to get to know how special and amazing each one are.
I am bubbling with joy to be hugging on the new additions, babies not even conceived this time last year but now very welcome members of our crazy tribe.
I cannot wait to congratulate those who have major achievements since we last met. New doctors, new nurses, new drivers , new walkers and new talkers and so many more.
Each one so inspirational in their own way.
I could cry with the excitement I feel, these people are friends who walk alongside me in the world of disability.
Those who battle each day, challenging decisions, fighting for support and so much more.
This camp makes my summer.
This field is our island for a week or so.
A place where no one looks at our children differently.
Where no one questions our parenting or blinks an eye at tantrums or melt downs.
Where laughter is the daily medicine that heals our hearts.
I want to laugh with men in dresses, give thanks for women with socket sets.
This year is a special camp, well even more special than usual.
It’s the 10th Anniversary.
10 amazing friendship making camps.
Camps full of memories that are lasting lifetimes.
Ugly bug balls, balloon releases and the best last night chats you will find anywhere.
I love this camp.
I have the fire pit ready just have to get the marshmallows.
See you in a few weeks xxx