Sophie’s Make-A-Wish Day7

As we awoke to day seven it was accompanied by a bit of sadness. While we had a wonderful week it did fly by and we were not ready to return to reality. The trip home was dreaded by all of us but we decided to make the most of our last day. My best friend Glenna made the drive from West Palm Beach to spend a few hours with us. We spent the day walking around Give Kids the World Village, spent some time at the park, rode the carousel and had lunch and desert. We chatted and just enjoyed a relaxed day of great company and conversation.

Glenna, Sophie and Myself.

Glenna, Sophie and Myself.

Elyas

Elyas

Ariana

Ariana

Walking through the village headed to the park. Tristan with his godmother.

Walking through the village headed to the park. Tristan with his godmother.

Tristan loves his "Nina"...it's his nickname for Sophie.

Tristan loves his “Nina”…it’s his nickname for Sophie.

Tire swing, success! What do you think?

Tire swing, success! What do you think?

Fun at the park.

Fun at the park.

Don't talk to me, I'm concetrating on my ice cream.

Don’t talk to me, I’m concentrating on my ice cream.

You didn't think I would be left out did you? Ice cream, yumm!

You didn’t think I would be left out did you? Ice cream, yum!

Relaxing at the Ice Cream shop.

Relaxing at the Ice Cream shop.

I always have kisses for daddy!

I always have kisses for daddy!

White squirel, he was all over the village.

White squirrel, he was all over the village.

Mr Sleeping Tree

Mr Sleeping Tree

Tired....ready for a nap.

Tired….ready for a nap.

Our last photo.

Our last photo.

Glenna headed out around 3pm and we headed to the airport, there were tears and heavy hearts but we knew it was time to head home. We love you Glenna!!!!!

We were so lucky to have had not just this wonderful experience but to have the opportunity to share it with some of our family and friends. Those who took time out of their busy lives to come out and spend time with us did more than I could have asked for. We may not have a ton of friends but I know the ones we do have are priceless. It’s wonderful to know that we do have family that cares, that love us enough to make time for us. That is after all what life is about.

Sophie’s wish was magical! Give Kids the World Village does not get enough credit, they were amazing. The theme parks were great and accommodating, all in all it was a wonderful trip. Minus the travel, that was awful. We did not reach home until two am on our return home, it was exhausting. I will be reaching out to Make A Wish to let them know how disappointed I was in the coordinating on our trip. This is a once in a life time wish, it should be prepared by people who actually care and take into account the delicate state of the child receiving the wish and not the convenience of the person putting it all together.

This magical experience will be in our hearts and memories forever!

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