Time to reconnect
Hi all, it’s Kids Pass the Caravan here! I’m super excited to share all the fun I’ve been having as the weather heats up in the UK! The atmosphere round the park is quite relaxed as everyone is gearing up for the busy months of June and July!
The feedback I’ve had from the families over the past few weeks has touched my heart. It’s sometimes hard to imagine some of the struggles that these families and children face, but I feel truly blessed to be able to offer them some time away from it all.
The Johnson Family
I thought I’d tell you about the Johnson family who stayed with me a while back. It was just magical hearing how excited the children were about coming to stay. In the lead up to the break, the kids were counting down the days until they could visit the beach and were planning all the activities they could do whilst they were here.
Whilst the kids were playing one day, I overheard Mum, Rachel talking on the phone, which gave me a bit of insight into what this family had to deal with at home.
Hearing about what Mum had been through made me very emotional. In the past, Mum had experienced domestic abuse, which led to mental health issues affecting the whole family. This holiday gave her a chance to get away from the day to day and she felt properly relaxed for the first time in forever. It was just wonderful to see how happy she was watching her children spend time together and bond.
I felt so honoured to be able to play a small part in the family growing closer as the days went on. The kids were able to run around and be free and you could tell a weight was lifted from everyone’s shoulders.
The family explored the glorious sandy beaches and sand dunes in the sunshine and did lots of walking and sightseeing too! The kids even braved the sea and absolutely loved practicing their swimming, which they rarely get the chance to do at home. I didn’t even mind that they got my floors wet with their soggy towels as you could hear the excitement in their voices as they chatted about the day they’d had!
As always, I’m humbled and grateful that I get to see what a difference a break makes to the families that come to stay.
I’m super excited to meet the next family who walk through the door. The sun is shining and I can’t wait for the school holidays to start so the Holiday Park is filled with children’s laughter again. It’s a great time to be a caravan!
Kids Pass the Caravan