"Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy." -Placard at the Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World THE WORLD OF YESTERDAY We were four days into our daughter's Wish Trip and on our final day at a Disney Park. Up until this point, Pierson had been positively reluctant to meet any … Continue reading A Magical Kingdom, Part 2 (14)
"When your child has epilepsy, there are many many times when what you plan, what you've hoped for, what you intend to do on any certain day is lost to seizures, their side effects or the side effects of medicine...it is...learning to live with the constant expectation that every plan on your calendar is always tentative. Always. That's why, watching our daughter chat it up with Tink on our first morning in the Magic Kingdom meant more to us than meeting any president elect could have ever meant that day. A plan for a child with uncontrolled epilepsy to meet her favorite Disney pal: flitterifically flawless."
"The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26 ESV We re-entered Epcot in the evening with a beautiful fairy. (Pixie dust had transformed Mercy into Tinker Bell at the … Continue reading Epcot, Take Two (8)
"Yes, salagadoola means Mechicka booleroo But the thing -a- mabob that does the job Is bibbidi-bobbidi-boo" - Lyrics to Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo Little known fact: I played Cinderella in my sixth grade elementary school play. (The fact that sixth grade was still considered elementary school gives you a clue as to my age.) I lit … Continue reading Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! (7)
"I see life differently from someone who has not seen life's dark side. Moments are precious, every moment, and because of what I have experienced, I know and appreciate this." - Henri Landwirth, Founder of GKTW Village On our way out of the Village that first morning, we stopped by the Gingerbread House to borrow children's videos for … Continue reading Epcot, Take One (6)
We'd left the house without the promised limousine service (see that story here), but what we got was even better. Our sweet, five year old nephew, who could have focused on being sad at not being a part of this fun trip to Disney World instead, was waiting excitedly on his front porch with small toys he'd pulled … Continue reading Flying the Friendly Skies (2)
"A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're fast asleep. In dreams, you will lose your heartache. Whatever you wish for, you keep... A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you're feeling small. Alone in the night you whisper, thinking no one can hear you at all. You wake with … Continue reading Beginning of a Wish Journey (1)