Thursday, January 28, 2010


I have a friend who's husband worked for a fortune 500 company. One of the perks was that the national convention usually took place in Orlando and the whole family was allowed to come along.
Each child had wonderful memories of Mickey except the youngest son.
The economy went south and by the time he was old enough to go the company scaled back on business travel.
Oh, he would lament how it just wasn't fair and his mom and dad hated it but they just couldn't swing that trip on their own.
After years of a no travel policy the company recovered enough to have the next year's conference in Orlando again.
My friends (who evidently are much more disciplined than me or Papa Joe) didn't tell their son.
They packed secretly and hid the bags in the trunk.
On the morning of the trip they woke up their little boy and explained; "You don't have to go to school today. Your grades are good and we have decided that today you can stay home and we'll do what ever you want to do!"
"Whatever I want?"
"Not anything I want......"
"Well, I want to go to Disney World."
"OK" they announced. "Pack you bags and let's go!"
And they did.
To this day that young man knows how to dream and ask for what he dreams about.

Matthew 7:11
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!

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