Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wishes Really Do Come True!!!

At the end of last year, I received a call from the Kids Wish Network (click the link to view their website) telling me Sara had been nominated to have a wish granted by this non-profit organization.  They grant wishes for kids 3-18 years old that have life-threatening illnesses.  I had to fill out a bunch of forms, so did her doctors, and then they told me that they would be in touch in the coming months to see if they would be able to grant Sara's wish.

This week they called me...they are granting Sara's wish!!!  I cried when she told me that they would be providing Sara with an all expense paid trip to DisneyWorld to see Mickey Mouse.  Sara had to speak directly with the wish coordinator and told her she wanted to see Mickey Mouse, go to the beach, and go swimming.  Of course, she said that they could do all of that. 

There are lots of details to work out, but I do know that we will be going Feb. 2011.  She told me we will be staying in one of the hotels on Disney's property for 4 nights, provided with a rental car, airfare, and some spending money.

Honestly, I'm still in shock!!!  I'm so glad that Sara will get to go and see Mickey again.  She's asked me so many times to go back since we went earlier this year, and it has broken my heart to tell her that I didn't think we would be able to go again.  When I told Sara today that we were going to see Mickey again, she got the biggest smile and gave me the biggest hug and told me I was the best mommy ever!

I'm so grateful that Sara will get this opportunity to have her dreams come true!  Its going to be amazing, I have no doubt!


  1. Oh Julie - I love your blog! You are such a gifted writer and so positive.I have had a crazy summer and haven't had a chance to read until tonight. So glad I got the chance to! And so glad that you get to go to Disney again. I hope Ryan and I will get to meet you at the NF walk in September.

  2. OMG! I'm in tears! That is so awesome!!! I am so very happy that Sara's wish has been granted! YAY!!!!!