Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blessings From The Grave

Doesn't this seem like a weird photo to put under the title of this article? How is Disney World a blessing...from....the...grave.... (read that in a spooky manner).

Well, this is whazzup. Last July my father passed away. He was a blue collar, hard working man his entire life, and when he passed away--well the truth be told his estate wasn't very large and it was divided into fourths for each of the kids, but it was more than we thought it would be. Now, here Denise and I are with some disposable income in our hands. What to do, what to do.

Should we save it for a rainy day?
Give it to the ministry?
Pay for 1/19 of the kids college?
Blow it on cool stuff we never are able to do?

The last time that we took a real vacation was in 2006. The next time we will be in the States as a family will be in 2015 (we think). When we are in Bolivia, it is almost impossible to leave due to visa nonsense and money, so we figured that we have one really good chance in a nine year period to take a killer vacation. I wholeheartedly chose BLOW THE MONEY NOW AND NO ONE WILL GET HURT!!!

Dad is paying for it. That is the blessing from the grave. When dad was alive, we always tried to get him to go on vacation with us, but he never would (which made us and makes us very sad). When we received the money, we thought...why not let dad pay for the vacation of a lifetime, and tell the kids over and over that this is a gift from Grandpa!

That is what we are going to do. We are going to Disney World! It is going to be a nine year blowout blast doing things that no missionary could ever do on a missionary salary!!!!

Dad, I know that you are in Heaven because you knew Jesus, so, "Thanks!!!" for the upcoming memories!!!


Anonymous said...

OH, go for it.

Have the best time. Your dad is smiling. :)

God bless!!