First Family Vacation!

Chasity Lee Start Date: Jun 5, 2018 - End Date: Sep 16, 2018
  • Orlando, FL, United States of America

My Travel Story

by: Chasity Lee Start Date: Jun 5, 2018 - End Date: Sep 16, 2018
I have always said that I would be a working mom. I wanted to have the financial stability to give my children anything they wanted and more importantly, anything they needed. I preached that all the way up to the day I gave birth. While on maternity leave, I often found myself wondering where I was going to find the strength to go back to work and let someone else care for my baby. Seven weeks later I mustered up what courage I could find and dropped my son off at daycare then drove 45 minutes to work. I cried daily. Essentially I got to see him nights and weekends because work and travel time took up the rest. I was missing out on watching my one and only miracle grow and learn. I didn't last five months. I now get to wipe his little nose all day and teach him new things and I get to be there for every monumental milestone he accomplishes. Now for the tough part. Finances are tight. We pay the bills and put food on the table each day and for that we are grateful, some stay at home moms don't fare so well. My husband and I have always dreamed of bringing our children to Disney World. Our first family vacation. It was going to be perfect. In fact, when I learned I was expecting, I thought "I can't wait for our child to experience the magic of Disney". This, of course, was before I made the decision to cut my income out of the equation. We started a small savings so we could take him for his 1st Birthday in September. But life happens. We had to dip in for doctor visits, oil changes, new clothes for baby (they grow like weeds!), and odd jobs around the house. Our little savings slowly dwindled down to nothing. We are blessed with this child and thankful to be able to provide a roof over his head, clothes on his back, and food in his belly. He has the necessities, but I would love to give him a little extra magic for his birthday and be able to take him on a nice family vacation where dreams come true with faith, trust, and pixie dust! I appreciate the time you've taken to read my story, I'm just a mom that wants to give her only baby the whole world - what mom doesn't at least try. Thank you!
  • Orlando, FL, United States of America