Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Miracle Trip To Disney World

Single moms often don't get to go on vacation.  I know that in the natural, a full blown vacation was an absolute impossibility for me.

My son was about 4 at the time, and in his prayers each night, he began to ask God for a Disney World vacation.  Thank goodness I didn't squelch his faith, or tell him that he shouldn't be asking for such things, but I quietly pleaded with God to answer his prayer.  It wasn't so much that I wanted to go to Disney World, as it was that I wanted my son to experience a personal God and Father, who cared about not only his needs, but also his dreams as well.

A few months after his first prayer, a couple from church approached me.  They said, "We hear that your son has been asking God for a Disney World vacation."  I still don't know how they found that out, but I told them that it was true.  "We'd like to help you make that happen," they said.  My walk of faith began then.  I was too shy to ask them what they meant exactly by that offer.  They ended up generously paying for Amtrack tickets and our hotel.  Now I needed to trust God for the hopper passes and food, which of course, God supplied as well.

I'll never forget what it felt like to be on a vacation planned by God, for the heart's cry of a little boy.  Tears welled up in my eyes more than a few times, and I felt I needed to pinch myself to make sure I was really there.  If there was ever any question of the goodness of God and His passion to give us the desire of our hearts, it was arrested then.To this day, whether my son has to purchase a high dollar item, or pay for college, I remind him of his trip to Disney World.  It is a point of contact for the two of us to remember for always...Wow!  God is good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

:) I love God... He's always reminding us to take Him out of our little boxes. I so love hearing stories of how He works wonders into everything, big or small. :o) It stresses me out a bit to take my daughter to Disneyland because of the sensory overload, but if she prayed for Disneyland and He provided that...I'm sure He'd handle my sensory overload, too. ;o)