"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
   Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Luella Made a Wish

We have some exciting news.... Luella has been granted a Wish from Make-A-Wish Minnesota!! Make-A-Wish visited with our family and spent some time with Luella figuring out what her perfect wish would be. Luella wished to fly on an airplane and see Belle and Belle's castle!! Make-A-Wish said YES and our whole family will be going to Disney World in October! We are SO excited!! Luella is extremely excited!!

The entire Make-A-Wish experience has been amazing so far and we haven't even gone on Luella's trip yet! They have completely spoiled Luella! Shortly after getting the letter that the wish was approved, Luella got a box in the mail with some various Belle-related gifts. We held off for a little bit telling the kids just so they wouldn't have so long to wait for the trip. We recently let Luella open her gifts and revealed the trip and everyone was so excited! Luella was so happy with the presents in the box! The older kids caught onto the meaning of the gifts but I took Luella aside and asked her if she would like to fly on an airplane and she did a little gasp and said "Yes!" Then I asked if she wanted to meet the real Belle and she had a little bigger gasp and said "YES!" It was so cute!! She is very anxious for the trip. First up on our "to do" list is to make a countdown calendar to help her understand how many more days until we go! After the longer break from school because of Labor Day, I got her up on Wednesday for school and I said "Luella, do you know where you are going today?" I was looking for the answer - school! Instead I got "Belle's castle!?" She definitely has it on her brain! :-)

The thought of getting to do something like this as a family without even having the hassle of planning and figuring everything out is just amazing. (I wish they would come and pack for me too though!) I am SO looking forward to the time to just enjoy doing some fun things and to relax as a family! We would greatly appreciate your prayers for Luella during her trip as it will be a very fun and exciting time for her and fun + excitement can = seizures. We will try to take our time and only do what she can handle and hopefully it'll be a terrific week making LOTS of great memories!!

If you'd like to learn more about Make-A-Wish, please visit - http://mn.wish.org/


  1. I'm so happy for Luella and your family!! It will be an awesome time for everyone!! I can't wait to hear all about it..... please take a lot of pictures!!

    Debbie Mitchell

    1. Oh yes Debbie!! You know me... I'll be taking lots of pictures!! ;-)

  2. Yeah!!!
    Congratulations to you guys :)
    So happy for sweet little Luella to have her wish come true!