Saturday, September 24, 2011

Am Going where.........

A couple of weeks ago Sally wrote a posting with the title "I Need A Vacation"  The following evening Sally received a phone call from Tess, a travel agent.  She informs my wife a nameless friend is sending my family to Disney.  Can you believe that? I was at work and Sally left me a message to call A.S.A.P.  That it was an emergency but not a "real" emergency.  I was confused by what that meant(she usually leaves me confused so that was nothing new).  When I called back, I thought she was kidding, then I thought it was a prank, then I asked who did it, then I realized I was at work and I needed to get off the phone.  Plus, it was hard to hear Sally because Zachary and Kaity were in the back ground shouting "WE ARE GOING TO DISNEY" repeatedly.

After I had time to comprehend what just happened, I called Sally back.  I was very curious which "friend" would be so extremely generous. She called her mom and talked to Michael trying to pry information out of them and couldn't.  Made some calls to friends and again nothing.  I did the same and was left scratching my head.  In away Sally and I are both like little kids staring at a pile of Christmas gifts wondering in anticipation what they are.  We are in reverse though.  We are staring at all this great news in anticipation who is this "friend".   We decided it's kind of fun guessing and not knowing so we decided to stop questioning everyone.  

We will be going to Disney for 5 days and 4 nights.  I am the only on in the family that has been on a plane (which has been almost 30 years ago).  So flying itself will be an experience.  With all the new airline rules and us not knowing them it's going to be challenging to pack.  Not sure why I mentioned that because Sally will do the packing not me haha.  We will be going after Thanksgiving.  The kids are so excited.  Zachary is planning on what toys to bring.  Kaity has 3 bags pack already.  She keeps asking Sally if she is saving money for Swimming World, and wants to know if she can sleep in the Castle.

If per chance, my "friend" will read this, I would like to personally thank them.  This has been more then a generous gift that I will be forever grateful.  We have never been on a family vacation.  I always wanted to take my family to Disney but I was never able to.  Every year I always hope next year we will be the year.  After I was diagnosed with cancer and the medical bills started to mount up, I gave up on that dream. This summer has been a hard on me.  The last two months have been a living nightmare.  Not only for me but for my family as well.  The two little ones do not know what is going on but they can feel the dynamics in the house has changed.  They realize something is wrong and ask a lot of questions.  Sally and I are trying to keep them from worrying but they still do.  It's seems like lately there has been very little to look forward to.  My "friend" you have put a lot of happiness in our life and made our days much brighter.  We are dreaming again and looking forward to the future again.  Our days are brighter because of you.  I am very humbled someone would think so much of my family and myself to be doing this.  Saying Thank you seems inadequate.  My friend, I hope you will be blessed as much as I have been.  Thank You for making my dream come true.  Just give me your name and address and I will give you a special gift. I won't say a word,wink wink.  Thank you and God Bless, you really made this family feel special and humbled.


  1. can't think of any other family i know who deserves such a blessing more than you guys do! your "friend" i'm sure feels the same way and is most likely sleeping well at nite too knowing what a gift this is, truly is for all of you and can plainly see how deeply it is appreciated by all of you!
    remember this bill, in order to HAVE a friend you must first BE all this time i have known you guys you have surely BEEN friends to many!!!
    God bless your "friend" for this couldn't have come at a better time!
    you guys better bring your camera and take lots of pictures!!!! :)
    i had to smile when i read the part about kaity having her bags packed already! :)
    blessings always!
    ps i will be happy to get you guys to and from the airport!

  2. You will never know. just go with it and have a wonderful time with your family. It's a small world after all

  3. I thought it was 6 days and 5 nights

  4. OMG what a glorious gift! I am thrilled for you guys and also want to thank your "friend" for doing this. yeahhhhooooo

  5. "I thought it was 6 days and 5 nights" It could be. I don't know much. No one tells me anything. I am out of the loop like always.