| by Erica Harris
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Circle of Hope Respite Night is the perfect example of Romans 12:13, “Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Respite Night is an evening that allows parents of special needs children to have a night to recharge and continue to give their best to their entire family.
Imagine walking through a door and hearing little voices intertwined with infectious giggles. That is what you first notice when walking into Respite Night with Circle of Hope! It is amazing to see children with all types of abilities in one room having pure fun without a care in the world.
Being able to sit back and watch children in wheelchairs being able to play basketball for the first time, or being able to watch those who are nonverbal communicate with their eyes and infectious laughter is a feeling that pulls at my heartstrings.
Respite Night provides an environment where special needs children can be themselves and feel safe. It’s a place where each of their special needs are met and celebrated and it’s a place where they are loved unconditionally.