I'll start by telling you what happened about five months ago. I went in for treatment and one of my nurses brought me some paperwork to fill out for a dream vacation. She said I should fill it out and see what happened.
I read through the papers and was shocked when I found out that it was a program similar to Make a Wish Foundation for kids and was for terminal adults.
I asked Holly, my nurse about this and she encouraged me to fill the papers out and disregard some of the terminology.
I filled everything out and sent it in. My doctor filled out forms as well. He later told me that when he was asked about my life expectancy he wrote down,"I really don't know how long she'll live. Most everyone else would be dead by now."
I waited and waited, coming to the conclusion that I didn't qualify for the vacation.
A box of games from Hasbro arrived at the house one afternoon for the children compliments of Dream Foundation - the foundation I applied to for a vacation.
The box was decorated colorfully. The kids were excitedly opening the games. I watched them and thought that this was the "consolation" prize for not getting the vacation.
The next day I received a phone call from Dream Foundation telling me that I had been chosen to pick a dream vacation as long as it was within the continental US.
I couldn't believe it! I was so sure that I had been disqualified.
Fast forward to today. The whole family went over to my doctor's office to receive our dream vacation.
We are all being flown to Captiva, Florida where we will spend a week in a beautiful house that includes an elevator, swimming pool and hot tub, and six bedrooms just minutes from the beach.
All I can say is "Yay God". He knew how much we need this time for our family.
I'll let you know how the trip went when I get back.