The week prior to Christmas, Dave was pretty much flat-out with back-pain. We were scheduled to fly to FL at 6 am on Christmas day to visit his folks and take in DisneyWorld for three days. I wasn't sure how he was going to do it...flying, luggage, walking, etc. And the kids (and I) get so disappointed when he has to sit out of family things. So, I asked God for a Christmas miracle. I remember telling God that I understand that if this pain is in His Big-G-Good plan for us right now, that it may not go away. I understand He has His purposes. But I asked if there was anyway within His will for Dave to be able to be with us at Disney--so we could have a good family time together--would He please give us that miracle.
I am here to say that we got our miracle! Dave was not pain-free by any means, but he was able to be up and around. He got through the flights, and out of three days at the parks--He missed only one evening. I am so thankful and wanted to give God the glory for that provision for our family.
I should have also prayed for the weather--cause it was FREEZING! We now own mickey scarves and hats and fleeces and jackets... but we had fun and made a memory. It was also super-crowded. We've gone at Christmas time before--but this was more nuts than I ever remember. Thankfully, we weren't feeling like we had to do everything--cause we never could have! Special thanks to Nana and PopPop for making our trip happen...it was great!
Here are a few pictures from our trip:
|Checking out the animal kingdom lodge.|
|Pickle and Bubba with Mickey.|
|Nana and PopPop with the kids--waiting for Epcot's Candle Processional.|
|Dave and me riding the tram into Disney's Hollywood Studios. Like my neon Mickey scarf?|
|The kids after Bubba braved the Rockin' Roller Coaster for the first time.|
|Dave and the kids at Magic Kingdom on our last day--see, he's there!|
That's our Christmas catch-up. Linking up with Rachel and my friends over at Home Sanctuary today.