Not something I thought I'd be posting about anytime soon, but we unfortunately lost my dad in a sudden, tragic accident two weeks ago today. I have peace in knowing he passed away doing something he loved, but he is dearly missed.
Although he never went with us on our Disney trips, he was very familiar with our love of Disney, and always talked to us and our kids (his only grandchildren) about the trips, how exciting they were, and actually worked at our airport, so we'd frequently see him there when getting ready to depart to Orlando. He even offered and picked us up when we arrived back home from our most recent trip in December and we had a great time visiting with him afterwards back at our house, showing him our Haunted Mansion spirit portraits and the kids souvenirs. He was a selfless family man.
On that note, I've read/heard about people doing small meaningful type things during their Disney trips to honor a love one who has recently passed. I don't know what exactly, but my husband, and I both have said we'd love to do something special in honor of my dad. I know it may seem odd to some but Disney is our happiest of happy places and a tradition for my family since 2011. We'd love to do something to pay a special little tribute to my dad while we're there.
I just came across a good article here from TP, and unfortunately the bricks and engraved markers seem to have been discontinued at the time that post was written in 2014.
Does anybody know of anything else similar, or have any original ideas of your own? Any suggestions are welcome and appreciated. We have time our trip is in November. Thanks so much everyone!
Here is the blog post I mentioned - http://blog.touringplans.com/2014/06/10/honoring-loved-one-disney-world/