For all those Trekies out there, no doubt you know what is going on in this picture. It is the Vulcan Mind Meld! For those who have a life, or just don’t care for Star Trek, the character named Mr. Spock is a Vulcan, not a human. Not only do Vulcans have pointy ears, but they have the ability to “mind meld” with others and read their thoughts. At times, I wish I had this ability so I could read my wife’s mind and apparently she wishes I had this ability as well! But then again... ...and I don’t think my wife would go for the pointy ears!
A man walks into a store to buy a battery for his daughter’s ATV. He saw the price of the battery and began to complain, but he decided to buy it. Then he asked the salesman if he could get the batteries he would need for his two off-road motorcycles. Again, he complained about how expensive they were. Then he asked if the store sold tires that would fit his crew-cab, four-wheel drive pickup truck, which the store did. Again, the man complained about how much they cost. He complained about the cost of the twenty light bulbs he would need to replace just the ones in his kitchen, but he had to do it because his wife wouldn’t stop nagging him. This man spent almost an hour complaining of the cost of his blessings!
Along the New River in North Carolina, there is 160 acres of beautiful land where families with special needs can go for a rare blessing. Freedom.
We have been blessed as a special-needs family to go to this place called Camp New Hope. We experienced freedom from doctor’s visits, housework, cell phones ringing continuously, and freedom from the weight of our daily grind. Going on vacation with a medically fragile child can be not only a logistical challenge, but an emotional challenge as well.