You take them both, and there you have...The Facts of Life!
Well last night I had a dream about Asher. This doesn't happen for me often as I usually don't remember my dreams but this was one of those, wake up in the morning feeling like you lived the dream kind of dreams. That threw me for a loop today. All I could think about was holding him just one more time and having him here with us.
When I went to bed last night I was agitated...I didn't mention this lovely tidbit of info from our vacation as I was trying to stay positive. In the past few days we have tried using our credit card and it was declined each time...I knew it had to be a mistake so once we got here I checked and the hotel we are staying in charged our room to our hotel multiple times...we are staying in a Hilton Garden Inn which isn't cheap but we had difficulty finding a hotel in Florida during spring break on short notice so here we are...it was for four nights so we will just say several hundred dollars. This of course put us over the limit and I have been trying to get it fixed each day. This has caused us to really rethink our finances as we have to have enough cash to also get home on. It has been incredibly stressful and the hotel has not been very helpful at all and it is THEIR mistake! They have not offered to do ANYTHING about it...they even wanted ME to call the bank myself. I can be very tolerant of a mistake but four days later and I still cannot use my credit card and I am TICKED! (ok that was my vent and hopefully poor publicity for this establishment)
Anyhow...we went to the Magic Kingdom today. We didn't get there until later in the afternoon as we knew the kids would not last all day. We were parked in the Happy section of the parking lot which we saw as no coincidence! We got there just in time for the parade which I have to say was a hit with the boys! They were so excited, just watching them actually made me cry. I cried because I knew how much they were caught up in the magic of it all and because those priceless memories are ones I will NEVER have with my other boys. It was bittersweet. (I don't think I ever knew the true meaning of bittersweet until recently)
The boys were so much fun! We were able to see many things and the boys had a blast! The biggest hits of the day were...Buzz Lightyear's Space ride thing, Peter Pan's flight ride, the parades of course, and the biggest hit was that we were chosen to start the race at the Tomorrowland Speedway, which for anyone who knows Luke would think he would have flipped, but Howard ended up waving the flag as Luke got shy. We were then escorted to the front of the line of the ride and the boys got to drive cars in the next race! It was so great! I will post pictures soon!
They were both terribly afraid of the fireworks which threw us since they had never been afraid before.
We got back to the hotel around one thirty and we are now about to drop! I got online to check our credit card which is STILL being held! And to check Eva's blog and Chrissy has posted updates so if you get a moment please check her blog and pray for her specific prayer requests. Eva is three days old now but is coming upon some big challenges. Her blog is listed at the right of this page.
Also we will be beginning our trek home tomorrow...we are going to drive north tomorrow and stay somewhere on the ocean for a night or two before returning home for Easter so please pray for safe travel and that this crazy hotel gets our credit card figured out so we can get a room tomorrow night!
I will leave you with this wisdom from Luke:
As we sat down to dinner tonight we were talking and Luke responded to something with his typical "I KNOW" and I said " is here anything you don't know?" and he said, "Well, actually there is something I don't know... I can't explain love." Apparently he has given this some thought. He asked us to explain it and we were at a loss...any suggestions? :-)
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