Hi MDC friends!! It's been quite a while since I've posted or even visited at all! I had several reasons for taking an MDC break, but there were lots of times that I found myself wishing "I wish I could post this!" Anyway, here I am, hopefully I'll be around pretty regularly again.
SO...lots to talk about to catch you all up. But there's an immediate joy I want to share with you all! We got word today that Connor has been approved for a wish!!!! We are so freaking excited! I first found out that he might qualify about 2 years ago, but I was pregnant with Gavin and Connor was still pretty unstable with several surgeries looming (more on those later, they went well!); plus I wanted him to be a bit older so he could take part in the wish. So, we waited. I contacted the agency a couple weeks ago, filled out forms, had the dr do his part, etc, and got the official approval today.
NOW...the board meets to vote on wishes on Friday. I have until Thursday afternoon to come up with a list of wishes. Or we can wait until the next board vote on Aug 12th. Since school starts late August, I'd prefer to get his wishes to the board this week.
I've been thinking about this for a while...what could we do that's very special for Connor? In many ways he's a typical 4 year old boy, he especially likes airplanes, anything military, anything outdoors, animals, etc. He also has been into space a lot lately, the International Space Station flew over recently and we went outside to see it; the museum near us had a travelling exhibit about the Space Station; we watched the last shuttle launch and recovery. If I had thought of this before, we would have arranged to see the launch in person, that would have been perfect!
The wish agency partners with Give Kids The World in Orlando. At first I didn't want to do the typical Disney trip, but when I learned about GKTW, it piqued my interest!! Especially when I learned that Kennedy Space Center is within driving distance. I'm not sure if Connor would enjoy Disney very much, but I think he'd love Kennedy, and Sea World. And he is a fan of Star Wars, isn't there a big Star Wars exhibit at Universal? So maybe a trip to Florida would really be the perfect trip!
But I'm still open to other ideas. There's nothing that he needs, no celebrity that he especially likes...
I'm so excited to be back here with all of you :)