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Melissa May


Wish Story

The Wish

Melissa and I have been married since 2004 and have two beautiful daughters Reagan (11) and Charlie (8). I would love to make memories with a family vacation. Melissa loves traveling, loves laughing, and loves her family. She is often worried she will not be remembered or that our girls will not remember how much she loves them. We have always talked about going to the Grand Canyon and I can't think of a better place to show our girls the beauty that still exists in the world.

The Experience

The truth is that this trip is for Matt and the girls as much as it is for me. It's for all of us to make memories as a family.

We took the train to the Grand Canyon Thursday and spent the day touring around. The girls were scared to walk down the rim at first, but quickly warmed up to it. Matt was in heaven, and I was just happy to be feeling great and enjoying my family.  We watched the sun set over the canyon and it was such a peaceful amazing feeling. Knowing that I got to share this once in a lifetime experience with my people made me feel so content.

Friday was helicopter tour day. I was pretty sure I'd be freaking out and possibly get sick even. Miraculously, that didn't happen. Charlie and I got to sit in the front seats, while Matt and Reagan were in the back. Charlie was beyond thrilled and wouldn't stop taking photos. She had a permanent grin on her face and kept giggling and saying how fun it was. Reagan tried so hard to be brave and held it together for half of the ride. She finally was overcome with motion sickness and had to close her eyes for the rest of the flight. Matt and I loved it. From the moment we took off I was fascinated and completely in awe. It was the coolest feeling ever. We flew about 100 feet off the ground over a forest and then BAM, the ground opened up beneath us and we were over the canyon. It was gorgeous and exhilarating, it was a feeling and a view I will never forget.

Read part 1 and part 2 of Melissa's wish experience in full in her own words on her beautifully written blog.

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