Disney Moments

cinderella-castle

A trip to Disney brings too many memorable moments to mention.

But there are those moments, the unexpected ones, that will resonate long after the suitcases have been unpacked.

Such as the bubbling excitement of our children at the first glimpse of Epcot’s Spaceship Earth and Magic Kingdom’s Cinderella Castle.

There was the hand-holding and hugs from our usually reserved son, and the way he discovered his “inner child”.

When my daughter spotted Minnie Mouse, and the way she braved the roller coasters even though she had sworn she wouldn’t get on one.

There were the little moments, shared with our family of fourteen…

The cheerful “good mornings” of my little nephew, through the railing on the floor above us. The teasing from his five-year old brother and giggles at our jokes. There were the moments my son and his cousin walked arm in arm on the way to rides, and my daughter and her cousin grinned at the animatronics of “it’s a small world.” There was also watching my parents watch their daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren have the time of their lives.

And so many more moments, big and small.

Nostalgia

slides

Since we’ve been in the process of planning our Disney trip, it has been inevitable that we talk about our first one.

So my sisters, our children, and our parents sat around and watched a slide show of our trip almost thirty years ago. (A slide show, to the kids’ fascination, that did not involve a computer.)

We reminisced about the rides, we giggled at the hairstyles and the clothes, and we discovered details we had long forgotten.

We will carry these memories with us as new ones are made.