Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A "Disney Magical Moment"

We had a wonderful time at Disney, even though if we go again in the future, I would want to stay for more days and drive our own vehicle.  We did it all, but felt pretty rushed the whole time.  As with any vacation, we had highs and we had lows.  The lowest low was the second day, when my mom fell and had to get stitches on her forehead.  She was fine, and they took really good care of her, which was great.  They also gave free fast passes to me and all the kids so we could choose one ride to not have to wait in a long line for and without having to get the fast pass and wait for a specific time.  That was so nice.  They also gave us 6 free ice creams to use that day whenever we liked at any of the places that sold ice cream.

So, the children and I braved the Magic Kingdom all by ourselves for most of that day.  As the afternoon grew hotter and hotter, we decided to use our ice cream voucher.  But there was a slight problem--I couldn't find it!!!  As we stood there fumbling around looking for it, I became rather upset as I thought I had lost it!  I prayed out loud with the kids, and then Enoch volunteered to look one more time in my belt pack.  He came ip with it almost immediately!  Praise the Lord!!  Just after we found it, we were approached by a few members of the Disney "cast members" who said they were from Bambi's forest and that the woodland creatures there had made a special treat but couldn't find anyone there who could eat it, because the animals like berries and such.  (haha!  :))They asked us if we thought we could use a treat.  Of course, the kids exclaimed "Yes!" Then one of the cast members lowered a little sign he had been hiding the treat behind and there was an enormous ice cream sundae waiting for us!  They gave us 7 spoons and we went to town on that sundae!!

It was such a bright moment, and the Lord blessed us so much with that moment.  It was great fun for the kids, and a delicious sundae, and we were able to save our voucher for later in the evening.  Perfect!  My mother rejoined us that evening, and she got to have the ice cream with us as we walked around and rode some rides with the kids.  It was one of those moments when I felt God tell me He was watching me and knew exactly what was going on, and that He was with us!  What a blessing that was!

"Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid, every once in a while my mom or dad would come home with a gift "just because". We called them "day presents". There wasn't a reason for the gift other than the giver saw something, thought of me or my brother and decided to splurge. This story is a great example of a "day present" from our Heavenly Father. What a fun day!