(This is an update from this post from last week.)
After reading so many heartbreaking posts about not being chosen for the 2011 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disney World and how Disney was not fair with the selection process, I decided to continue my story.
I was already mentally preparing myself for the news that lots of other bloggers were receiving so I decided not to check my emails so obsessively like I’ve been for the past 24 hours. Reason being — I had not received any information at all about “getting in” or not.
Instead, I laid-low and just stayed on Twitter, followed the #DisneySMMoms hashtag and joined the other moms who were upset about not being chosen. You see, like I said before, I hadn’t received any emails whatsoever so I already took that as a sign that I was not going.
That was until I checked my emails around 7pm Friday night and saw an email from Disney. I was scared. My heart was beating fast. I knew right then and there it was a denial email. I was so sure of it.
To my surprise, it wasn’t. I was completely shocked and surprised! I really thought I was not chosen because of not receiving any notification prior to that email. I screamed with joy and told my kids that we were going to Disney and they were so happy.
(Although I’m very happy, I’m also sad for my friends who are not going but just remember, something great will come your way. )
My kids have been asking to go on a vacation to Disney World for YEARS but like any middle class family in this awful economy we live in, we just couldn’t afford a “real” vacation. So this is a blessing in disguise — a true miracle.
To think that many other “top mom bloggers” (I don’t consider myself a top blogger – no way! I consider myself very lucky.) were not chosen makes me think Disney saw something in me.
Who knows what the selection process was. They did mention before that it would be a first come, first serve process but we all found out later that wasn’t the case. I still don’t know what criteria they were looking for but I’m so grateful to have been chosen for an experience of a lifetime.