I’m a planner. I make lists, schedules and have a calendar available to me wherever I am. Still somehow I failed to realize that I had made a scheduling error that could possible derail our Disney Dream vacation.
Nearly 4 months ago my Hubby and I sat down and picked dates for our Disney Dream Vacation. We went through each child’s schedules and picked the dates that worked best for everyone. This was no easy task with 6 Kiddies 2 of which are Teenagers and one who is 20 and basically has a full life of his own schedules.Still, we felt that we had covered everything and picked the perfect dates for our entire family.
That being said it wasn’t until last week as we made our final payment on the biggest trip we have taken as a family that we realized we failed to account for The Teenager’s College Marching Band Orientation and Practices. This was something he could not miss and could not reschedule. It was set in stone and we had no choice but to be here when it happened.
Now what? Would we be able to change our dates? How much would it cost? Would our Disney Dream even happen?
As the reality of our situation hit me and we waited to see if we would be able to adjust I started to grumble and complain. Instead of praying immediately for a solution I started dwelling on the situation. Thankfully my pity party was short-lived and I’m so glad God blesses me in spite of me.
We were working with an amazing set of Travel Agents through the Army MWR (Army Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs) and they were able to not only reschedule our trip with the same accommodations but at less cost! Instead of being charged rescheduling fees or even paying more for the new dates we ended up with a bit of a refund.
In the passing of a few hours, I went from being annoyed, disappointed and agitated to hopeful, happy and appreciative. This just went to reaffirm my belief in Romans 8:28
“ALL things work together for good to them that love the Lord”
I thought our family’s first Disney vacation would be ruined. I dreaded the task of telling my Kiddies that it was changing or even worse we may not be able to go at all. Yet God took our Disney Dream Detour and made it into a blessing to help us have even more family fun at the “Happiest Place on Earth“
Have you ever had your plans change unexpectedly?
How do you deal with last minute changes to your plans?
Do you bend and adjust or react?
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