A Magical Kingdom, Part 2 (14)

"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)

Sea World (10)

"Our partners' help is not limited help...They always find ways to support us...No corporate supporter has ever left Give Kids the World." "No one can know the goodness that is set in motion by your participation and support...Every act of kindness, every service and dollar donated, sets off its own series of unseen ripples."  - Henri … Continue reading Sea World (10)

Epcot, Take Two (8)

"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)

Epcot, Take One (6)

"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)

When Epilepsy Vacations with You (5)

"Crying is how your heart speaks, when your lips can't explain the pain you feel."

First Night on a Wish Vacation (4)

"To watch those you love in pain is unbearable...parents of suffering children prayed that God spare their children and give them the burden to carry instead. Please God...let it be me, not my children!" - Henri Landwirth, Gift of Life Loving parents of all children understand the heart expressed in this quote. Parents of ill … Continue reading First Night on a Wish Vacation (4)

Give Kids the World Village (3)

"There is a certain injustice when the innocent suffer, especially children, which touches something deep and profound in all of us. I have learned firsthand that many of life's most painful questions have no rational answers. It is impossible to rationalize why one child is afflicted with a life threatening disease and another is not. … Continue reading Give Kids the World Village (3)

Flying the Friendly Skies (2)

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)

Beginning of a Wish Journey (1)

  "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)