Let me backtrack a bit. To about the summer/ fall before. Our family was nominated by another awesome family for a trip to Disney World. This trip is expenses paid and we stay in the Give the Kids the World Village. It is an amazing opportunity and a very big blessing for our family.
Baking Memories 4 Kids is non profit and is an awesome organization. You can lean all about them by clicking here. They are also on Facebook and you can find them and like them there.
So how do they send kids and their families on these trips. By baking cookies. And they are darn good cookies! So good this gluten free lady committed a big no no and ate one (or two I'm not telling!!). They are yummy, home made, and every container of cookies people buy help send families with terminally ill children or children with life threatening medical conditions to Disney.
We are excited to go. We go in February. Today was the big reveal. We were allowed to invite friends, family, and the mail man (she was busy though lol) to Panera in Charlottesville. They have been so amazing in supporting Baking Memories and hosted our reveal party today. They also gave us lots of yummy food! Always a plus in my book!!
We arrived at the Panera and Frank was already there with the news! We got to be TV stars:). I don't think Marvin quite realized what was going on at first since I told him we were taking a day to celebrate my birthday and meeting our cousins. Even bumping into my two friends didn't tip him off. Now that full realization has sunk in he's making plans on what he is going to do (and Amanda, I'm sorry to say he doesn't want to ride an alligator. He's worried it will eat him, lol). Here are some pictures of our day!
I love my kids. This vacation is a chance for our family to live a normal life for one week. One that doesn't involve doctors, therapies, and all that jazz. For a family like ours these moments are precious. Because we don't know what's going to happen in the future. Every moment we can spend together is precious and when you live with a medically fragile child it's something you don't take for granted.
Thank you Baking Memories 4 Kids. You have given us an amazing gift. I'm so grateful for this chance and we are so ready for this trip. Marvin is packing a backpack as I write this:). We are ready and so excited! Thank you seems inadequate but you will never know how much this means to us!! Look out Disney, here we come!!
Amy Fields is ready for Disney!!! While she is waiting you can follow her on her blog Many Kinds of Families.