Monday, April 29, 2013

Soaring Above Our Adversity

Parenting a child with special needs can be one of life's most wearying challenges.  Although we love our kids dearly, the physical, mental and emotional capital required to raise them can leave moms and dads dragging.  So just the simple act of coming together on a sunny Sunday afternoon with other families who are traveling that same road can give us such an unexpected lift.

That is exactly what we enjoyed with the families SNAPPIN' MINISTRIES serves on April 28th at the Gift of Wings in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Parents were able to come together with their children of all abilities to construct and decorate their own kites.

Families had the opportunity to watch a stunt kite demonstration that was magnificent despite the wind suddenly deciding not to cooperate.

We even had some lunch.  All in all, it was enough to feel God lifting us above our circumstances.  Even if for only 2 hours, the gift of sharing some special time together, not having to explain our children, feeling accepted, welcomed and loved gave us the renewal to soar.  What a blessing!

PRAY:  Father, thank You that when we are feeling tired and weary, you raise us up as on wings of eagles to soar above our circumstances.  You alone are our hope as we stumble through this life.

*If you were unable to attend, even MORE kite fun will be on display at the 26th Annual Family Kite Festival May 25-26, 2013 at Gift of Wings in Milwaukee's Veteran's Park.

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