We recently did a camper van trip with the kids, and they absolutely loved it. We spent some time in the mountains, and a few days at the beach. During this trip, I realised that bathrooms are testimony territory. I don’t know why, but 80% of the time I spent sharing our story during this trip took place while brushing my teeth, trying to dress my 2 year old or doing my hair!
As a special needs family (The Unconventional Family), we love to travel and share our testimony wherever we go, by just living life to the fullest. We want to encourage other families with challenges to do the same, to take any situation or challenge and make the best of it.
Back to the bathroom story – I suspect it might possibly be because people feel weird or uncomfortable to approach our campsite, only to ask why Anika is a wheelchair user. In the bathroom, they are there – I am there – so it might be easier to chit-chat and start a discussion when we’re together in a confined space 🙂
This was a really good, comforting experience, as everyone who chatted to me/us, were really interested in Anika’s condition, cared about how she’s doing and they were all curious – and excited – about our family endeavors and lifestyle.
Now I’m convinced that you don’t need a platform or microphone in order to share a story of hope, just living life the way we – and Anika – do, is enough …the Lord will do the rest to convince people that you can find joy amidst your challenges!