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~ Disney Does it AGAIN! ~ Matty and the Gingerbread Men! ~ 12/30 I cheated! A link!

Discussion in 'Completed Trip Reports' started by maroo, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. JPFamilyMom

    JPFamilyMom DIS Veteran

    Oct 11, 2008
    Thanks for sharing, that was a beautiful story, not a dry eye in this house either.
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  3. that's nice

    that's nice DIS Dad #330

    Nov 23, 2008

    Great pics! How awesome that everyone was paying attention to Matty while the parade was going on... even Santa calling his name! :santa:

    The pics at the meet & greet are great!! He looks sooooo excited!:goodvibes
  4. maroo

    maroo DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2008
    I almost missed your post! :eek:

    I hope you saw the latest update! :goodvibes

    Bless you!

    Of course, you guys are going to get a CD from me with ALL of the pictures on there...plus a few that I didn't post (duplicates, mostly)...and I still have a video to post.

    Funny how I keep seeing Gingerbread Men everywhere, too! I went shopping for about 20 minutes yesterday and noticed 6. :rotfl:

    And I certainly noticed SEVERAL people and Gingers in the Christmas Parade that was on TV today! Including the elf waving from the top of the toy horse!

    Isn't he cute!!

    Aw. I love these special wish trip moments! :goodvibes

    Glad you are enjoying the pics!

    He really had a good time with all of it!
  5. jessica52877

    jessica52877 DIS Veteran

    Feb 26, 2004
    Wow! Those pictures were wonderful and capture his smile and beautiful eyes all lit up! So so wonderful this was able to happen! I thought of Matty today while I watched the parade.
  6. Momofwishkid

    Momofwishkid DIS Veteran

    Oct 8, 2009
    I just had to jusmp on line today (even though I have a house full of people) just to check on Matty updates and I definetley wasnt dissapointed. How amazing to have a meet and greet with all the Gingies and Santa!
  7. twinmum

    twinmum DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2006
    Oh my. I've just had the most wonderful cathartic cry. It hasn't been an easy day here, but watching Matty's Wish come to life has brought such a wonderful end to my day. Thank you, thank you to Maroo for being part of Matty's Wish, and thank you to Matty (and family) for showing us that Wishes do come true.

    Long story made short, but we had a busy Christmas day, stressful to be hosting dinner and heartbreaking to see my mother's dementia continue to take her away from us. I have to wonder if she will know us by next year - it's been so fast.

    But this is not a time for sadness, it's a time for hope, for wishing, for dreams come true...and the magic of Disney is not a commercial kind of thing...no, it's the spirit that lies within those who believe in wishes and making wishes come true for our children. What pleasure we take in seeing the joy of wishes granted reflected in the faces of children like Matty.

    This is the day that the angels sang to the heavens of Jesus' joyous birth. Maroo, for the Wish Parents on this thread, you are an angel, embracing our children and our families and bringing great joy. Thank you.

    Merry Christmas, everyone!
  8. yinyanggirls

    yinyanggirls DIS Veteran

    Sep 27, 2009
    What a wonderful evening full of memories! I think it's so cute that he wished to meet those guys. :lovestruc Thanks so much for sharing!!!
  9. All7OfUs

    All7OfUs <font color=darkorchid>We too are so very NOT into

    Dec 12, 2007
    I was finally able to get on after the Christmas hub-bub, and sat here crying for the last 30 minutes- well, actually it was a double whammy for me; I found a copy of UP here and am watching that at the same time. I cry during the entire movie!!

    What an incredible story of mirth and laughter.

    Disney does it again...
  10. Joanna71985

    Joanna71985 <marquee><font color=green>Characters are my frien

    Feb 28, 2005
    Thanks for sharing! What a great thing Disney did for him (I loved the pictures).
  11. Sandy321

    Sandy321 <font color=darkorchid>Crazy enough to want to do

    Oct 22, 2007
    perfect! :goodvibes

    Its such a warm fuzzy feeling knowing Disney can help fulfill such random wishes!! (a Gingerbread man! How sweet is that!!)

    I shared the pictures and the story with DH and DD!! and I'm so glad you gave me the head's up before you went!! I kept them all on my prayer list - and am so glad there was no rain to interfere with such magic!! :wizard:

    Now - if anyone has prayers to spare - add me to the list to help me over this pain in my hip so I can go the Distance Jan 9 in the Half Marathon - in the scheme of life - it matters so little! Perspective is a beautiful thing! :wizard::wizard:
  12. maroo

    maroo DIS Veteran

    Aug 3, 2008
    I thought of him, too!! The whole time I was looking for the Gingerbread Men! :goodvibes

    Bless you! You will just have to share this with all of your company! I showed my friend that came over today and she was amazed!!

    You are so sweet. :hug:

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. :hug: And I am so glad this thread could provide some Disney magic to your Christmas! :)

    Me, too! Thanks for reading and for posting!!! :)

    Oh...this makes me sad - You guys, Liesa lost her Grandpa only hours after posting this...:hug::hug::hug:

    Thanks so much for posting!! :)

    I am so glad the weather was good for us, too!

    You can do it - you can do it! Let the Wish Kids inspire you!
  13. eandesmom

    eandesmom I'm with Beast

    Jan 5, 2009
    so wonderful!

    Those last pictures just warm the heart. What a wonderful wonderful gingerbread boy and wish. thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!
  14. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.

    Mar 8, 2008
    I definitely have tears in my eyes now! What a great story, and special experience for a special little boy. I can't believe Santa called him by name and then he got to meet all the Gingerbread men! So wonderful. :goodvibes
  15. kimmylaj

    kimmylaj DIS Veteran

    Feb 21, 2008
    thanks for sharing, it is so wonderful to see how thoughtful everyone was. i loved reading every minute of it, and the pics are phenomenal
  16. Sleepingbooty

    Sleepingbooty DIS Veteran

    Jun 3, 2008
    Just clicked over from your link in Liesa's TR. What a sweet story, Maroo! You are just an angel to help put things together like this. Thanks for sharing this story with us!
  17. dmbfan

    dmbfan DIS Veteran

    Aug 15, 2006
    Oh this is great.....:cool1::cool1::cool1::cool1: Reminds me of Jakers when the Bell Hoppers at The Tower of Terror took Jake "behind the sceans" of the ride cause of his obession with the TOT....:worship::worship::worship::worship: They really do great things with MAW kids that is for sure.

    Still loving the gringerbread costume, it is just too cute...:wizard: WTG Matty on having your trip made that much more special....:cheer2::cheer2::cheer2:
  18. adsrtw

    adsrtw DIS Veteran

    Jun 25, 2008
    So wonderful. Box of tissues necessary. I know Mattie loved it and I bet some cm's did too.
  19. tinytreasures

    tinytreasures DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2008
    what a night to remember
    I am glad I found it now so I could just cry all at one time :lovestruc
  20. Matt1026

    Matt1026 Mouseketeer

    May 6, 2009
    Oh Matty and family what a wonderful day that must of been. I am Lucas mom and it brought back alot of precious memories for us today! I am so glad you wish was to come to true. The folks at Disney and of course Maroon are some special people. I am still amazed at all they do to make children's dreams come true. Your story was amazing and I am so happy for you all!

    Maroo you are one amazing woman and such a blessing! Chris was looking over my shoulder and noticed where the pictures of Matty and his family was taken. He said look it was almost right where Barbara picked us up that day to start Lucas on his magical morning! We all thought that was special. Lucas wanted to ask if you where able to see Barbara, Kent, or Ed while you were at Disney. He had their cards ready to send to you to take but everything started happening with Chris' dad that we were not able to get those to you. We have something special coming your way. I just love how you tell the stories you have such a gift that way. Even though I knew Lucas' story you still held me captive. Thank you for sharing Matty's story it was amazing! I really needed alittle pixie dust this Christmas season.

    Thank you for all you do! I needed some good tears!
  21. pipersmom

    pipersmom DIS Veteran

    Sep 18, 2009
    What an awesome end to a wonderful day for Matty! I loved all the pictures, it's just amazing what a little pixie dust can do.

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