We celebrated Wyatt's birthday at Disneyland this year. Our journey to Disneyland started back in January of this year. Disneyland was doing a "Give a Day, Get a Day" promotion. I heard about it and thought that would be so fun if we could go on Wyatt's birthday. To get a free day at Disneyland we had to give a day of service in return. So we did that in memory of Wyatt. We got to help with a 10k run in our community and it was lots of fun. Almost felt guilty that after having fun giving some service we were going to get Disneyland tickets too. Here are a couple of pictures I took that morning on my phone.
When we got done with our day of service this was what we got to print up....
our Disneyland tickets. The wait then began. For many, many months. It was something we had to look forward to for Wyatt's birthday. A few weeks before Wyatt's birthday I questioned if I had made a good choice or not. Grief had hit and I wondered if it was a big mistake. Was I going to totally regret having to watch other little boys around the same age as Wyatt enjoying all the rides? Would I break down right there at the "happiest place on earth"? Well, it ended up being a wonderful, fun filled day with lots of Wyatt moments and I'm so glad we did it. It was the perfect way for our little family to celebrate his life and the wonderful 5 1/2 months we had with him. I know he was with us and loved watching his family do something fun together to remember him by. I feel whenever we can create lasting memories that will bind us together it's worth it. It brings us that much closer to being with Wyatt again someday. And that is what he wants.
We contacted Disneyland before leaving to see if we could do a balloon release in the park. They told us no...that there were too many airports around. We decided then that we would bring a few of his balloons with us and tye them to the stroller. We did do a balloon release the next day at the beach which was probably better than at Disneyland. I took lots of pictures with his balloons at Disneyland.