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Mom Tells Him He's Going to Disneyland, He Can't Hold Back the Tears of Joy

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If I asked you, “Where’s the happiest place on earth?” how would you answer? Would you know immediately which place I was referring to?

Even if you don’t consider Disneyland to be the best place ever (though you should), you have no doubt heard the coined tagline before. “To all who come to this happy place, welcome,” Walt Disney once said.

And in the years since, Disney’s creation has brought smiles to the faces of millions.

A kid today is just as excited to take a ride on Space Mountain, hang with Mickey Mouse, and eat a churro as a child 20 years ago.

Yes, some experiences are timeless. And 1955 or 2018, a trip to Disneyland has remained one such experience for a kid of any age.

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One thing we have now that parents in 1955 didn’t, however, is easy access to a video camera. Most of us, after all, own smartphones.

A few swipes and we’re able to record anything we wish. From birthday parties to holiday moments, we have the gift of being able to store memories digitally, on the spot, wherever and whenever.

One mom took advantage of this gift when she captured the moment she surprised her son with the trip of a lifetime.

“Good morning, Noah,” photographer Melissa Ratliff begins in her video. “I have something to tell you.”

“We’re not here for a photography convention,” she continues. Watch as she keeps the video rolling while Noah reacts to his epic surprise.



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His jumping for joy excitement quickly turns to tears of bliss as Noah hugs his mom and declares, “You are the best mom I’ve ever had!” While Ratliff doesn’t show her face on camera, her voice gives her away.

No doubt she got a little teary-eyed too as she and her son exchanged “I love yous” and prepared for their very special day together.

I’ll bet they had the most amazing time in their Mickey and Minnie shirts, and knowing this photographer mom, she probably captured the entire thing on film.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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