Girls-Only Trip ~ Old planning thread, see first post for new link

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  1. MamaKate

    MamaKate <font color=green>My son got to ride with Peter Pa

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    I'm so upset & at a loss for words :sad1:. I guess I was really naive, but I thought she'd pull through this illness and be fine.

    Dawn really touched my life & I'll miss her love and encouragement she gave me through some really tough times in my life.

    She will be greatly missed & pray her family can get through this tough time :hug:.
     
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  3. Stacerita

    Stacerita DIS Veteran

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    I came online to find some good news, and am shocked to see what happened. For once, I am without words.
     
  4. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Techarita Moderator

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    I agree. I would like either of these ideas. :sad1:
     
  5. mommaU4

    mommaU4 <img src=http://photopost.wdwinfo.com/data/500/hl1

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    I'm wearing an arm band for sure. If anyone else wants to, that would be great, but regardless I've already decided I'm doing it. It's my way of keeping her memory there with us every day of the trip. And I can wear it with every tee, or over long sleeves if it's cold.

    I love the idea of red lipstick too. Diva Red. In her honor. ::yes:: :littleangel:



    Was pink her favorite color? I do know she would like a wild print. That would be nice.



    Well, add me to the naive list. I know some people are saying they were hoping it wouldn't come to this, but they sort of had a feeling it would. But I truly never imagined this. Ever. I've known several people who have been in the hospital, very ill, in comas even, and they've pulled through. I just thought she would to. I never for a minute let my mind go "there", kwim?

    I think that's why it's just so hard to grasp what has happened. It's just so surreal. I can't imagine Dawn not being there. :sad1:
     
  6. kelmac284

    kelmac284 Lover of all things Disney since 1976

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    Ever since I first heard about her going in the hospital and Cheryl told us how sick she was I was afraid of this. I didn't want to even think it or esp not say it out loud but somewhere deep down I was afraid of this possibility. I have a friend on my military website and her son had a brain bleed at 13 and he was sick for about 3 months and EVERY day we came on the boards looking for a positive update but just like this deep down I was dreading a post like this and sure enough one day we got the dreaded post. He has been gone now 4 years and he would have been the same age as Lynn. I can't even FATHOM what she must be going through having lost a child and the same is the situation with this. I know Dawn's husband and kids must be besides themselves (and Miss Sally too). She was such a wonderful special person that made everything so fun and magical for everyone. She was just one of those people that lit up a room and made you want to be around her. She was almost like mary poppins. You lose someone like that and there is a HUGE hole in your life!

    I commented to Amy (Grumpvet) that I too am selfish in that I can't even begin to imagine our trip without her. She made everything so fun. From her wonderful little candy decorations to the amazing scavenger hunt badges and prizes to just her fun laughter and positive attitude. She was just a bright light that will be TERRIBLY TERRIBLY missed!
     
  7. MommyWithDreams

    MommyWithDreams <font color=deeppink>What has the Dis done to me?

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    I really wish we could just all get together right this very second for one giant Diva hug. So many are hurting in so many different ways. It does though bring a smile to my face that everyone was affected in so many different ways by who was obviously a very loved individual. I hope Dawn knew that. :grouphug:
     
  8. MommyWithDreams

    MommyWithDreams <font color=deeppink>What has the Dis done to me?

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    I really hope my post makes sense. The smile I speak of is that everyone seems to be so touched and "honored" to have someone like Dawn in their lives. Reading the memories and such, it just has to make you grateful to have known her. The circumstances of her passing are indeed sad, but what a wonderful friend to have while she was here. (((( hugs ))))
     
  9. toocherie

    toocherie <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/images DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    she was 45 last September. I am honored that some of us got to celebrate her birthday with her.

    Yes, I thought of Little Dog today too--

    Yes, I totally understood your post.

    And now, if you all will indulge me, I want to share with you the lyrics from a song that sums up pretty much how I felt about Dawn. It's from the play "Wicked" and it is actually sung as a duet. It's about two friends who must part (Glinda the Good Witch, and Elphaba the 'bad witch" and the effect they have had on each other's lives. It's called "For Good":


    Just look at me - I'm limited
    And just look at you
    You can do all I couldn't do, Glinda
    So now it's up to you
    For both of us - now it's up to you...

    (Glinda):
    I've heard it said
    That people come into our lives for a reason
    Bringing something we must learn
    And we are led
    To those who help us most to grow
    If we let them
    And we help them in return
    Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
    But I know I'm who I am today
    Because I knew you...

    Like a comet pulled from orbit
    As it passes a sun
    Like a stream that meets a boulder
    Halfway through the wood
    Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
    But because I knew you
    I have been changed for good

    (Elphaba):
    It well may be
    That we will never meet again
    In this lifetime
    So let me say before we part
    So much of me
    Is made of what I learned from you
    You'll be with me
    Like a handprint on my heart
    And now whatever way our stories end
    I know you have re-written mine
    By being my friend...

    Like a ship blown from it's mooring
    By a wind off the sea
    Like a seed dropped by a skybird
    In a distant wood
    Who can say if I've been changed for the better?
    But because I knew you

    (Glinda):
    Because I knew you

    (Both):
    I have been changed for good

    (Elphaba):
    And just to clear the air
    I ask forgiveness
    For the things I've done you blame me for

    (Glinda):
    But then, I guess we know
    There's blame to share

    (Both):
    And none of it seems to matter anymore

    (Glinda):
    Like a comet pulled from orbit
    As it passes a sun
    Like a stream that meets a boulder
    Halfway through the wood

    (Elphaba):
    Like a ship blown from it's mooring
    By a wind off the sea
    Like a seed dropped by a bird in the wood

    (Both):
    Who can say if I've been
    Changed for the better?
    I do believe I have been
    Changed for the better

    (Glinda):
    And because I knew you...

    (Elphaba):
    Because I knew you...

    (Both):
    Because I knew you...
    I have been changed for good...
     
  10. mommaU4

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    Oh Cheryl...... :sad1: :hug:
     
  11. QueenDoOver

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    Oh Dear. That is just so very sad. Dawn and I often talked about how we were the same age, and she laughed because she know how tired I was with having a little guy. Well my little guy had his birthday today, and now I will always remember the day that my friend Dawn went to the angels. She was truly a family gal, and she loved her husband, parents, kids and grandbabies so much. I can't imagine how lost they must feel.
     
  12. LittleBlackRaincloud

    LittleBlackRaincloud <font color=red>It's a disguise, not an attitude<b

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    I'm also thankful that I got to know her. She was a huge support to me back last fall and winter when I was dealing with Nathan's autism diagnosis. She shared some personal stories with me and encouraged me more than I think she knew. She was also extremely supportive when my Dad was ill. I can't imagine never getting another message from her again. She was so full of life. I just don't understand how this could happen to someone so sweet and full of love for everyone.

    I liked the image Jane created in my mind of her sitting in heaven on a bench with Walt. Thanks for that.

    I like your ideas Beth, the armband sounds like a great idea. I was thinking of making buttons for all of us with her picture. We could wear it with a sparkly/pink/wild print ribbon. That's what I was going to suggest. I wonder which picture she would want us to use if we did something like that?
     
  13. jordansmomma

    jordansmomma <font color=darkorchid><marquee>DebbieLouWho Wendy

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    I know we are all sad and grieving but maybe it might help to post something happy or funny about Dawn?

    I know that in the last year that I have known Dawn we have shared many texts and some rather funny late night calls.

    (I am going to try to post this without getting in trouble from the mods, and if I do thats ok. It will be worth it. I changed names and left out info to protect the innocent.....)

    As I am sitting here trying to finish my last assignment of the week, I keep thinking of Dawn. Then I just started laughing, I could hear her voice from a conversation we had a months ago, before we became the founding members of the Bad Girls Club!! One night after Dawn had seen a post on the Divas board she responded to the lunch lady and before she had posted it she called me and we laughed and laughed. I can still hear her voice as she was like everyone has problems, no ones is worse than anyone elses.
    I remember at one point I was laughing so hard I woke Jordan up.

    Then when I had knee surgery in June, she sent me the nicest care package. Along with some very interesting maple bacon suckers. I thought she was crazy or had lacked taste buds.

    Her potato money winnings in Vegas. That was such a great time getting to visit with her again!


    In July when I had a miscarriage, she just knew the right words to say to comfort you.

    Last month at Sallys birthday party. Talking with her and seeing how much her loved ones meant to her.
    She is one of a kind.

    Now while we both found out we had the flu and I confided in her some other news. She was excited and very understanding how secrets need to be kept until the time is right. She was very caring and understanding.

    We both sent each other texts to get well soon and how are feelin. Are you coughing up this color of stuff (TMI in know), what can you eat. Dawn was truely a great friend, an amazing woman, and I will forever miss her.


    So what is your happy memory of Dawn???
     
  14. 21yankees

    21yankees <font color=darkorchid>I want to move into Disneyl

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    :hug: Cheryl.


    steph
     
  15. mommaU4

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    With everything going on, I just realized we are 5 pages over the thread limit. I don't want us to get in trouble with the mods.

    Shall I start a new thread now? And we can start it over fresh with happy memory postings of Dawn as Deb just suggested?
     
  16. Mary Jo

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    Good idea, Beth. I was so caught up, I forgot to keep track, too.
     
  17. toocherie

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    sounds like plan Beth
     
  18. Queenbillabong

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    That sounds like a great idea Beth :thumbsup2
     
  19. prettyprincessbelle

    prettyprincessbelle <font color=green>I'm just excited for the BBQ! Yu

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    :rotfl: With the Halloween exchange Dawn sent me those maple bacon suckers too!!! I was going to ask her what they tasted like, but I never did. I still have it, I'll eat it tomorrow!!

    She was so sweet with that exchange. She sent me a PM about a week before I got my package and said "Well I know someone specially requested you!!" And it was her. She packed that HUGE box to the brim. I couldn't believe how above and beyond she went with that exchange. I'm wearing the socks she got me right now. :cloud9:
     
  20. mommaU4

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    Okay, give me a few minutes and I'll start a new one. The first few, say 14 posts please let me reserve for all our info. Thanks.
    I'll post once I get it up and running.
     
  21. disney-inspired

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    I didn't know what to expect when I logged on tonight but as I read the updates on FB I'm greatly saddened by the loss of our Dawn and I've only known her for a short time I cannot imagine what her family is going through. :sad1: :hug:

    She was taken too soon from us. She was such a sweet, caring, loving and great friend.

    Now all I can do is pray for her family and this great struggle they must go through, and right before the holidays :sad1:

    :grouphug: A group hug for all of you and especially Cheryl because I knew you were extra close to Dawn.

    I really don't know what else to say.
     
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