Just a couple days after I announced on the blog that we were going to Disney World in January to celebrate Andrew’s life and heals as a family, I was contacted by an amazing reader. She and her husband were so touched by my blog and the short life of my son that they wanted to do something for us.
At the time, they were pregnant with their second son Mason. Mason was to require heart surgery at birth (he was born during our trip!) and they were deeply moved to share the Disney magic with us even though they were going through so much themselves. When she informed me that they wanted to pay for our hotel accommodations at Disney World, I literally had to pick myself up off the floor.
They paid for us 7 nights in a Ft. Wilderness cabin. This has always been at the top of our resorts to stay at list. And here they were, 3000 miles away (they live near Disneyland) and complete strangers wanting to pay for our stay. I could not believe it. God was working through these amazing people to heal our broken hearts.
I decided to wait to tell Jason about the hotel reservation until we were about to check in. You can see his awesome reaction here. But he didn’t realize that they paid for the reservation until 2 days later. He thought they just helped us book it! So in addition to the surprise reaction caught on the video, he had another one in the parking lot at the Hollywood Studios. 2 amazing, unforgettable moments given to us by these incredible people.
Mason was born on January 6th and had his first surgery a few days after birth. He remains in the hospital at the time of this post. Please continue to lift sweet Mason and his family up in your prayers. He could definitely use them. God has such amazing plans for this little boy and his life has already touched thousands of people’s lives including mine. I will never forget Mason and his family.
They are getting ready to walk for the Ronald McDonald house. If you would like to help support Team Mason, please visit their page here.
Please do not feel obligated to donate. Your free prayers, thoughts etc are what are most needed. Thank you!