“When there’s a smile in your heart, there’s no better time to start Think of all the joy you’ll find, when you leave the world behind And bid your cares goodbye! You can fly! You can fly! YOU CAN FLY!” – You Can Fly- Peter Pan
I love that song, and not because of the movie, but because of the encouragement that it provides when you have a little “faith, trust, and pixie dust” floating around in your life. Sometimes in life, we are overwhelmed, over-worked, and over-scheduled. Those were the thoughts from our pastor this week. He was right. We spend so much time trying to meet every demand on our calendars, hit every deadline, attend every meeting, practice, concert, and it all becomes too much. Stress takes over our ragged bodies, and we begin to deflate a little each time it happens.
But if you are wise, and turn your thoughts to something “lighter” when you are upset, things can begin to look up. This photo for instance, was not one that I originally planned. But as we were waiting in line for Peter Pan’s Flight, I caught a glimpse of these two, side by side, enjoying a loving moment together, holding onto each other’s hands and “ooh-ing and ahh-ing” about the scenes from the movie. Gabe’s legs were pretty wore out from the day, and we had to park his wheelchair and walk just a bit to this ride. It wasn’t bad, but a little longer than we had anticipated. Syd knew he needed a hug and some love, and instantly, he was back to giggling and having a good time. It also just happened to be at the spot in line, where your shadow is cast along the wall. I knew, I needed to get my camera out, because I wanted to remember this moment forever. A glimpse at this photo, gives me a glimpse at what I live for: my family. At the end of the day, no matter what meeting was attended, what game was played, what plans were made, my family is everything to me, and they are the reason that I want to better my life. They are the reason I know I have been blessed, and they are the reason why, no matter what happens, I have to just smile and be grateful for all I have been given. When my life bucket “feels” empty, I know it is something I have done to myself, but also within myself, I can think about the ones I love, and suddenly, my life bucket is full, overflowing. Amazing how one photo can remind you of everything you live for. They give me my wings, and they allow me to fly.
I have been very fortunate to have a family who supports my dreams, and who knows that without their love, I would be able to make it, but I wouldn’t be as fulfilled. Love gives us wings we didn’t realize we had. Just like in Peter Pan, they believed in themselves and each other, and that faith allowed them to fly.
We do Disney because of that feeling, the way we believe in each other, and how we support each other’s dreams. Disney allows us to “never grow up”, to relive moments that we loved as children, and to explore our passions while being together as a family. I would love to give you the same experiences that I have shared with my family. Let’s create some magic together, and find out where our wings can take us: firstname.lastname@example.org