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Old 07-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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Disney World; AKA: My Happy Place

This might not go anywhere, and that's ok, I think it's mostly therapeutic to get it out of my system even if I'm the only one who reads it.

It's been about 7 months since our last (really short) trip to Disney, and gosh, do I miss it.

No one around me gets why I love Disney so much. they don't get the joy and the magic and the feeling of carefree bliss that I experience there.

This has been a horrible year for my family. My 2 year old daughter is on the verge of a complicated and potentially risky surgery; it's been a year of worries and burdens and business.

Tonight I'm back on the Disboards for the first time in months, simply because it's the first time I've really had a chance to sit down and breathe. It's emotional for me. Is that silly? I burst into tears reading my first TR.

I miss Disney. I miss the memories we make there. I miss the "bubble". And no one gets it.

Sorry to be a debbie downer, I just had no where else to get that out.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Believe me, plenty of people here get it! You are not alone!

I haven't been to WDW since 2006 but I well remember how badly I missed it when we came home. It gets easier with time!

I've been planning our next trip during a very bad for us (my husband has a brain tumor). I have no doubt that returning will be emotional -- in a good way. A vacation is about being in a "bubble" with your loved ones and forgetting about your problems for awhile. The DIS boards are a good substitute when you can't make that happen.

I hope your daughter will be fine.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Becky, we'll remember your husband in our prayers tonight, and I hope we both get the bubble time we need soon.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #4
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People here get it! I know I do!

My dad caught the Disney bug and took my sister and me twice before he passed away. For years and years, I wanted to return...even wanted to honeymoon there, but we were poor newlyweds and my inlaws paid for a trip to Las Vegas....lol...but I had the bug.

Then dh agreed to a trip for my nephew after BIL was killed in Iraq. Fabulous trip, but dh was only sort of onboard. Then...the surprise trip...really a last minute trip because dh had to go to a conference in Orlando....and when he saw my mom and me crying happy magic tears at MVMCP, he finally got it. We went back in '11, and had the time of our lives.

I had hoped we'd return in late 2013, but it's not looking hopeful. And the past few months have been hard on us....nothing like the other posters' experiences but rough. We've been trying to adopt for four years, and we are probably watching the most recent one fall though. We also really thought I was pregnant last month (yay...an answer...even if it wasn't adoption) but I wasn't pregnant. So we're in a weird place. I told dh we should just use some of the money we've scraped away for adoption and take a good vacation to heal from the disappointment...I've priced out complete trips to AoA, POFQ/R, poly, CR and WL, including airfare! Oh, and of course SoG because we've had great experiences there. But I don't think it will happen.

Disney is magical, and that bubble is special! Glad you can vent here, and feel free to chat as much as you want about it. We understand the love. Big hugs
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:02 AM   #5
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I completely get it! It has been FOUR YEARS since we've been to Disney and will be at least another year, maybe two before we can afford to go again!

Disney is my "happy place" and when I'm stressed, I plan my vacations. I've planned Disney cruises, trips to Disney on site, budget trips off site, trips to Disney and WWHP, trips to Disney and the beach, etc.. I make lists of restaurants I want to try, things I want to do in the parks, and shops I want to visit in DTD!

Most of my vacation plans are budget minded since when we do go it will be a budget trip. I price resorts, hotels, condos, and campgrounds. I look on ebay for trading pins for the kids, browse Disney Store's clearance pages online, look for Disney shirts on sale, plan out how to make autograph books for the kids..

And, of course, I spend LOTS of time on disboards, living vicariously through other people's vacations!

I pray that your daughter's surgery is successful and she recovers quickly! Also praying for peace and comfort for your family during what I know is a very stressful time! (Long story, but was told the day my youngest DD was born that she needed open heart surgery, my DH was deployed at the time, had found out the week before that middle DD needed physical therapy, and they were saying I had to go to TX to see a specialist as there wasn't one there and I'd just had a c section and they weren't wanting to let DH come home for awhile to help.. it was awful!! I know the terror and the worry and the stress very well but thankfully all is well and my DD is a completely healthy and happy 5 year old getting ready to start Kindergarten! )
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I totally understand! We went last September and took my mom who was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer... Mama passed away in April and I can't even tell you how much I miss her.. I was adopted. My bio mom was murdered and my mom that raised me died at 28 so in essence I have lost two mothers. I have a 5 year old and / year old and find it so hard that they will never know their grandma. She fought so hard.
We are headed back in October and I cannot wait to escape reality!!! Go under those pearly gates and forget for a few days.
Hugs to you- you are not alone.
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I meant to say she died when I was 28, it sounded like I said she was 28.
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Oh y'all are just breaking my heart. I am SO sorry for your loss Marsheliz. I'll be 27 in a few short months and I truly cannot imagine losing my mom right now. I'm sending you huge hugs.

mrsabbott, you sound exactly like me, except I never dream of budget trips My "plans" are always big and extravagant - even if I can't afford them, escaping to a dream world often makes me feel better for a few moments. How scary for you! My girls were born at 32 weeks (identical twins) - we had to take them early because my LoveBug was having umbilical complications that was threatening heart failure. When they were born we thought we were in the clear, only to discover our other twin LooBerry had a congenital heart defect. She had a procedure at 4 weeks. Since then we've had physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and now this issue with LooBerry's esophagus. I'm exhausted. I cannot imagine not having my DH here though. You are a STRONG mama! I'm so glad your sweet little is good now!!

spectrecat - I'm so sorry that your family has gone through so much hardship lately. My heart breaks for you. I'm praying for you that your adoption would go through without a hitch and that you would find that "complete" family feeling. I think it's beautiful to adopt and it shows that you are a beautiful person inside. I so so badly want to take a trip when this is all said and done in a few months, but it's not going to happen. I have a conference we paid for in October, and then my mom's 50th birthday surprise party in South Carolina where we paid for a HUGE beach house. So financially it just isn't going to be possible until at LEAST fall of 2014. Oh that makes me so depressed. *sigh* I guess I'm going to be obsessing on the DisBoards for the next year!

Thank you all so much for letting me get that out, and for understanding <3
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