The most magical email arrived in early Spring of 2012. Our family had been invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms conference at Walt Disney World. From the very first word in our invitation we could feel the magic that would be this trip for our family. After 4 yours of our grueling shift swapping schedule we would have the opportunity to take our very first family vacation together.
From the moment we stepped foot in the Orlando airport we felt only the wonderful magic of making Disney memories for our family.
Little did we know at the time how turned upside down our lives would be. Only two months after our return from the conference Tim would start down his journey with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Throughout his treatment and twice monthly chemo treatments we would often reflect on our trip and the happy memories we were able to make as a family. Especially in those early days when we didn't know the prognosis was going to be so good.
Late last night we received word that the conference would be held this year over the Mother's Day weekend (May 9-12, 2013) which is also our wedding anniversary. What a tremendous way to celebrate both of those things and Tim's status in remission. We know that this event is invitation only and that we might not make the list this year, but we have our fingers and toes crossed that come Monday, the day of his final chemo, we'll be able to celebrate the end of cancer ravaging his body with a trip to the most magical place on earth. If we aren't selected this year, we know that those who go will have the experience of a lifetime and we can't wait to hear all about it.
In the meantime, keep your fingers and toes crossed for our family.