Mothers of special needs children face an unrelenting amount of stress. Between managing the child’s needs, dealing with meltdowns, and coordinating doctor and therapist visits, having a child with a disability can be a full-time job.
Gastonia blogger Terrie McKee, a mother of a young adult son with autism and whose husband is paraplegic, knows about the stress related to having a child with special needs. To that end, she is planning a retreat for Christian mothers of special needs children through her blog, Near Your Altar.
“There is something profoundly cathartic and healing about going away for a retreat, away from the stresses of home, to help you regroup,” McKee said. “This is what Near Your Altar's first retreat is designed to do.”
The Arise! Shine! Retreat for Moms of Special Needs Children will be held April 6-8, 2018 at Bonclarken Christian Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC. The retreat will feature rest, respite, rejuvenation, Christ-encounters, worship, and fellowship. The retreat is for Christian moms who have a child (or more) with any type of special need or disability.
The retreat cost per person is $295 which includes two nights’ accommodations, all meals, snacks, drinks, program materials (including McKee’s to-be-published Bible study The King’s Table: A 4-Day Bible Study for Parents of Special Needs Children), a 15-minute chair massage, mani/pedi, and a lot of surprises. Click here to register.
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