Did I Fail to Mention Our Trip to Walt Disney World is Canceled?


Brad has been working on a “magical” surprise for my 30th birthday, a weekend trip to Walt Disney World to visit with my brother who lives in Orlando, and maybe even a day at the beach.  He revealed it to me a week or so ago, so that I could help him with the details involved in leaving quadruplets for a few days. We were set to leave at 5:00 this morning….until we learned of Brad’s loss of job, in which we were faced with the difficult decision of cancelling our trip last night. 

We were looking forward to sharing some of the memories with you from our weekend, but we know there’s a reason behind this timing, and we’ve been BLOWN AWAY by your support, prayers, and encouragement this morning.  Because many of you have asked, Brad’s background is in technical graphics and civil engineering design.  I’m sure he would be better with describing the details than I. We are truly thankful for our blogging family and for the way God uses you in our lives!


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19 thoughts on "Did I Fail to Mention Our Trip to Walt Disney World is Canceled?"

  1. Melody says:

    I am SO sorry to hear that! I can't imagine how scary that must be for you raising quadruplets on one income that is now gone. I will definitely keep you in my prayers.

  2. Meg says:

    Jenn, SOOO Sorry to hear this news.

  3. Fulton Quads says:

    I cannot imagine how you guys are feeling right now. I really don't know what we would do if we were in your shoes. I do believe that it is all in God's hands. He has a plan for each one of us! You all are in our prayers & I hope he gets a new job offer soon!
    Love, Cathy & her quads

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hi Jen,

    I work in Human Resources for SAIC and I know we have some offices in Indiana, please have brad check out the website and let me know if I can be of any help. http://www.saic.com
    my email is lataylor76 at yahoo


  5. Anonymous says:

    Ohhhh no, Jen!! I'm sincerely sorry!!! I know you and Brad both have a lot of faith!! This only means God has something BETTER in store!!
    Just an idea, I don't know, but he could try to send a resume to Sony? But its in Terre Haute. Not sure how far that would be to drive? But Annie and Richard both worked there and they would give him excellent reccomendations. And both still keep in touch with supervisors there. I will certainly be praying for you. Sioby

  6. we are praying hard and know that god has big plans for you! he is still in control even though you may not feel it or see it at the given moment. love to all of you! mari& gang

  7. so on a lighter note…who needs disney when you can come over to my house…you can play in the neighbors sandbox (instead of going to the beach) then we'll come back to my house and watch a disney movie – claire's favorite is the little mermaid. she can even wear her halloween costume – tinker bell and you can get your picture taken with her, i'll let you talk on my cell phone minutes with dan and then i'll make you mickey mouse shaped pancakes for breakfast! the glass is always half full at jz's house!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh you guys….I'm so sorry. I had a feeling when I was there last week that more layoffs were coming. I just hate what has become of such a great company!! I know you guys are in a tougher situation than I was but I truely believe you will pull through and find something else that fits your family just as well.

    Good luck Brad!!!

    Stacey Paul

    P.S. I'll pass on the info to Blaine just incase he hears of something.

  9. Devin says:

    Jen, I am just catching up and reading about Brad's job loss…I am truly sorry. I understand this kind of financial stress very well, and will be lifting you up in prayer as you seek God's will for a new direction!

  10. Stacey says:

    I'm so sorry that Brad lost his job and, subsequently, you had to cancel what would have been a wonderful trip. Things happen for a reason, but I hope that Brad finds new work soon and you get to take that trip afterall!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Can you plz have Brad explain what those mean in short terms.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Brad and Jen,

    I am so sorry to hear about the recent lay off. I went through a similar deal last summer myself. Sending much love and prayers your way. ~Darlene

  13. Anonymous says:

    i LOVE jaimie's comment. and i love you more, you know that. seriously, you have been on my mind and in my prayers all day. i am sooo stinkin' thankful for you in my life and the encouragement you've been. somehow i have a feeling that through this trial you'll convict and encourage me with what the Lord teaches you. much love (and can't wait for tomorrow)!!

  14. Kim and Dave says:

    Jen, I'm so very sorry to hear about Brad's job loss. I went through that last year and it was very stressful. I'm thinking of you all, saying prayers.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Jen… I have been there more than once with my husbands job changes.. twice while I was pregnant! It always worked out in the end. Have faith that God does have a plan for your family! Prayers are with you.

    Kelly mom of 3 (3 and under)

  16. lynne from uk says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about Brad's job and that you've had to cancel your trip. I hope things will get better for you soon.

    Changing the subject, I don't think you gave us the answer to thhe question of who wouldn't go down the slide – unless I missed it?

  17. KSDallas says:

    When my daughter was 5, we took a trip to Disney. When we got back – I found out my job was gone. It is a horrible feeling, but looking back it has all worked out okay. I know things will be okay for you, too. It is just stressful getting through it. Keep your chin up and hopefully you'll get to Disney soon!


  18. Amy says:

    Hey Brad and Jen –

    We love you guys and are praying for you as you seek His will for your next steps. Let us know if we can help in any way.

    Amy & Scott

  19. Best wishes and prayers you guys, you'll get your vacation, and it will be even sweeter when you do get it.
    I'll be saying all my prayers over here for you.

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