Hopekids. The kids had one on one instruction in archery, crossbow, rifle shooting, and trap shooting. The USSA provided tons of volunteers to make this event run smoothly. The kids loved it and we had beautiful weather. Our kids have had the opportunity to participate in so many activities that they most likely would have never had the chance to try out because of Hopekids. It was inspiring to see so many volunteers there to share their passion with all of the kids. It is humbling to be on the receiving end of such graciousness and kindness--but it was just what we needed after a long tiring weekend with all of the kids and no nurses or pca's to help out.
We don't do a lot of hunting and fishing in our house--actually the only fishing we do involves a snake and a clogged toilet as we fish for the objects that have been flushed down. And, come to think of it, we do a lot of hunting around here--like trying to find the missing shoe, phone, car keys or anything that Elijah could have possibly thrown down our heat vents. We are so thankful that all the sportsmen and women came today to teach our kids a bit about hunting of a different sort.
And for those of you who are raising kids with an FASD or RAD diagnosis, you will know what I mean when I was not so sure I wanted to hear the words--- "Your son is a natural with that gun."