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 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!