Monday, March 5, 2012

And That's The End of That.

Dear occasional visitor,

It is my hope that this blog will amuse you and encourage you to document your own trip to GKTW and the Disney empire. I have regularly come back to it to reminisce about the trip and the many happy memories we made that week.

The past month, it has become even more important to me. On 30 January 2012, we lost Kayla. True to form, she slept through it. We had always known that Kayla was unlikely to outlive us, but we always thought we would have plenty of warning and there would be time to gather the family around for the final hours. Instead, she was dead within hours of a diagnosis of pneumonia/sepsis. The onset was sudden to us, and the end was a confusion of medical staff, procedures and urgency, but ultimately she didn't have the strength to beat it back this time.

Treasure your trip. Preserve the memories. But above all, enjoy yourself and don't experience the whole thing through a viewfinder. Your memory will provide all the high points for your review for many years to come.