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I Need to Thank Cinderella Herself
Now, we all know these people do a wonderful job and a remarkable gift is what they gave to me last Sept. 2006, but to I have to go back to where it all began when I was just a little girl.
I was adopted at the age of 6 weeks old to a family lets just say that needed allot of help. Growing up I remember allot of things one of them being my father was very ill, well before taking us on vacations here and there but the most important vacation and the last vacation that I would spend with my father whom I loved more than life was at Disneyworld. I remember us walking into MK and down Main Street and meeting Cinderella herself, now this is when I was very very young and I can remember only certain things about the MK. I remember most of my entire father walking me all over and meeting different people and characters but Cinderella was the one that stands out to me. My father told me one day that I would be just like her and I would find my prince one day just as Cinderella and marry him at the Castle. As the days and weeks went on my father found out that he had cancer and would not live, but put a brave front on for me and as I watched my father die, I knew that one day I would be with him again.
Growing up without my father definitely had an impact on my life and certain choices as we all make some good some bad but in the end I am very happy with how my life has turned out it has made me a stronger person. I am a retired pro-wrestler (due to a stroke) and have done many other things in my life that I know my father would be so proud of. I know my father would have been proud of me going out and finding my biological family, in which my biological father and my adoptive mother has also since past away.
Last Sept. 2006 was my first trip back to WDW and it was very exciting and emotional at the same time. As I walked into the MK I felt a tear at my heart and as we (DBF of 3yrs) walked down Main Street I started to cry and then we walked closer to the Castle just as my father and I did when I was a little girl. Remembering what my father had told me I looked at my boyfriend and said we have to see Cinderella now, so off to Toontown we went. While we waited in line my heart was beating so fast and so hard I thought I would have a heart attack right there, as we went through the doors and I got a to see her for the first time in over 35yrs I couldn't not hold my emotions back any longer but what was so weird is at that same moment that I meet Cinderella I felt my Father there with us again.
I was explaining this to Cinderella why I was crying (of course giving her the short version) and she held me and told me that everything would be okay and that it was okay to cry and feel emotional. She even said that someday I would be granted my wish (I know that probably wasn't true I understand they say things to make you feel better) but I am still dreaming of that day.
From that moment and through our entire stay I felt my father's presence with me which I haven't been able to feel since his death. Even as a child I could conceive the fact that he was gone I remember laying down with him thinking that he was sleeping and didn't understand why he wouldn't wake up, my grandmother scolded me for doing this of course but made me understand that my father was in heaven waiting for me to come to him in the field of lilies. Now don't get me wrong I am not a crazy person or anything like that I was 7years old at the time.
For that one special moment with Cinderella I owe her a HUGE Thank you she will never know how much it meant to me, words will never be able to say. Cinderella was extremely and understanding with someone (who was at that time 39 yrs old) to just start to cry like a baby in front of her and she was just such a pleasant human being and I will never forget her kindness.
My Wish if ever it came true would be to have the carriage bring to my Prince and be married in front of the Castle with Cinderella and Prince Charming with us and everyone who would want to be apart of our wonderful day. I can see it now myself in this beautiful carriage being brought down Main Street towards the Castle and getting out with the help of Prince Charming and walking up the staircase to my Prince Charming and coming together as one; with my father's presence there its the perfect place to do it since its that last place I remember my father.
Nancy Ann Bright
Pop Century Mojito Gang 2007