Thursday, June 2, 2011

I'd accepted it, but now I'm not so sure...

I'd made all our plans for November...did our dining reservations a couple weeks ago. Southwest was gearing up to open their fare schedule...and then my parents dropped the bomb.

They might not be able to go. My dad has been having some health issues (which I knew nothing about cause they often don't share that stuff with me or my brothers) and they needed results on an MRI before we could go forward with our vacation plans.

Of course, my first reaction was "Oh my God! I hope my dad is okay and he doesn't have cancer and this is just some minor medical thing that will blow over and be fixed asap!!!!" And then, of course, as a Disney addict who's been visiting the World 1-2 times each year for the past 6 years, I was sad at the possibility of having to cancel our trip to my happy place. I was SOOOO excited that my dad had finally agreed to go. I was elated to share my favorite place with him and my mom for the second time. Maybe he would finally understand why we keep going back year after year and stop giving me flack! LOL!! It was so much more than a trip to Disney, it was going to be this great family extravaganza.

So if there really is something wrong with my dad's health, I just don't think me and hubby and the kids can still go. It just wouldn't feel right.

So I've accepted the fact that we will have to cancel and have made peace with it. Me and hubby have talked about what we will do if that happens. In my mind, I was all okay with it.

Til today. And coming to my Disney blog and seeing pictures. Now I'm not so okay with it.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry! I know it has to be scary to hear that your dad is having health problems. I pray that it is nothing serious and he will be ok.

    I can understand how hard it would be to cancel your Disney trip. We are postponing ours next year and it will be 1 1/2 years before we are back there - it's so hard to wait. Just know that as long as you have your family and they have their health, you can always plan another trip together!

  2. I'll pray for your dad and your trip! :)

  3. I'm having the same feelings! We still haven't decided if we're going to cancel ours or not. I so don't want to!!! But of course, I understand that there are other things that have to take precedence some times. But that doesn't mean we can't still be sad. I hope everything is OK with your dad and that when you do get to take that trip all together it is to celebrate health and being together! Keep me posted...your dad is in my thoughts and prayers!

  4. hoping all is okay with your dad ... disney will always be there for you ... sending prayers your way!

  5. Well, I'm just afraid that if we don't get to do it, we might not ever. But once he is all better, I can nag him some more!! :) Thanks everyone!!