Disney World Can Wait

Yesterday we made the hard decision to reschedule our family trip to Disney World.  Actually, Hurricane Irma made the decision for us.  

The flooding, power outages, mass evacuations, gas shortages and overall destruction in Florida was just too much to overcome.  And now that we're starting to see images of the toll Irma took on the residents of Florida and their homes, the decision to not go to Orlando was an easy one.

Strangely enough, I don't feel disappointed.  I think it's because I got to the point where it felt wrong trying to find a way to go on a pleasure filled family vacation in the middle of communities who lost so much.  It's just too soon.  

Disney World probably would have insulated us from what was going on outside the theme park walls but I don't really wanna be insulated.  With so many calls out for volunteers to help with the cleanup and even requests for nurses, I didn't wanna be whipping around on roller coasters and eating dinner with princesses while so many in Florida still don't even have power.  

The resources in Florida are limited right now, so we think it's best if we stay home and let the locals use what they need to return to normalcy as soon as possible.  

So we've rescheduled for January.  Sometimes things happen in life that we have no control over, and when you try and control them it just leads to frustration and stress.  

The kids are fine with the decision.  We did our best to keep them in the loop and show them what was happening on TV and the computer.  And last night here in North Carolina we went out onto the porch to feel the wind gusts and we tried to imagine what it must have been like for Floridians who experienced so much worse.  

We couldn't imagine it.   


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