We needed to make a plan. I had been wanting to take them for a while but with the family budget, activities and life it seemed we could never get it planned.
When Anna was born I remember daydreaming about this adventure (along with so many others we would take together) ~ knowing her eyes would be wide with excitement and we would experience the magic together.
When we blended families we would talk about going ~ I honestly don’t think Abigail ever thought it was a possibility.
Early October of last year I presented them with plan. We would work on saving our money for an entire year ~ pinching pennies, saving allowance and making sacrifices ~ all in the name of this Halloween adventure that the 3 of us would have together.
I don’t think they believed me at first but when the “How to Plan your Disney Vacation” CD came in the mail they both were so excited.
“You’re serious,” Abigail said to me with a look on her face I will never forget.
“Just the 3 of us, Disneyland, just like when we were stuck in Chicago,” Anna added with a giant smile on her face.
The 3 of us had so much fun together while traveling and they were so excited that I was indeed serious.
Today I’m getting on a plane and I’m going to Disneyland. I told them we were going and I am not breaking my promise. We planned this trip together and I intend to honor those plans.
I will only need to buy one ticket at the park but I know the girls will definitely be there with me. As I’ve been packing this morning I can hear them, their excitement and laughter for the adventure ahead.
My plan once I get there ~ I’m not really sure, but I do know that I will be sharing as much love and joy as I can.
Abigail would be proud that I’m going solo and Anna would think I’m crazy. I smile thinking about the conversation they are having in Heaven and know that my heart will be protected by their love.