In the midst of all of the chaos we have something we are very much looking forward to doing.
In January while in the midst of crisis, it was mentioned to us that Lucy was eligible for a make a wish referral. I’ll be honest, at first I was so sad to hear the mention of a Make-A-Wish for our girl because in my mind it meant that things were not going well. Let me be even more honest, things are not moving in the direction that we are hoping and praying for. Getting a Make-A-Wish referral is not going to change that, but what it can do is give our family a much deserved break from all of the chaos, to give us an opportunity to celebrate life, and make some memories…memories of a lifetime.
Days before Lucy’s third birthday the Wish Granters came to visit our house and asked Miss Lucy about her wish. She told them she wishes to “see pops…see pinsess!”, translation, she wants to see fireworks and princesses, and what better place to go to see fireworks and princess than… Disney World!
Lucy and our family have been granted a wish trip to Disney World where EVERYTHING will be taken care of for our family, from a limo ride to and from the airport, to our accommodations at Give Kids the World the Make a Wish resort, to theme park tickets and a rental car…simply amazing! We are scheduled to leave on Mother’s day for a week of NO medical appointments, NO hospitalization, NO tests or procedures, and NO school for our big kids!
Jack asked the wish granters when they came why they were doing this for us. We know that Jack is looking for clarity in all that is going on. We think Jack was expecting the wish granters to say something like…your sister is very sick and she deserves this. Instead they answered, “it is hard having a sister who is so sick. Your mom and dad have to give her so much of their time and attention. You all deserve a break and we want to give you that break because we know how hard it can be!” Jack’s face lit up because he knew that this was not just for Lucy but for all of us! I love that Make-A-Wish is making this experience about our entire family and not just Lucy.