Today is my daughter’s 7thBirthday!!!!!!! She is my youngest of three children. After Cara was born on November 6, 2004, one of the first dreams that my wife and I had for our family was to go to Disneyland. My wife and I decided that when Cara was 6 years old, we would do our best to make that dream come true.
In April 2011, my family was Blessed with the opportunity to visit Disneyland for the very first time. Sorry for the cliché, but we truly had a Magical Experience. The entire time I was in Disneyland with my family, I kept wishing that our vacation would never end. I didn’t want time to pass. I wanted to forever watch the pure joy on the faces of my wife and my three children. Instead of taking in everything around me at Disneyland, I found myself completely absorbed in enjoying my family and how they took in everything around THEM at Disneyland. My heart was filled with Everlasting Happiness that can never be expressed with mere words. In fact, my silence, as I watched my family absorb every moment taken through the Magical Kingdom is the ONLY way to express my appreciation for my experience with my family in Disneyland. This (incredibly too short) video is my tribute for that priceless period of time. I will cling to those memories with all of my being. I want to write more, but I simply can’t find the words. I’d just keep going on and on …
"When You Wish upon a Star" is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney's 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version of the song was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy Cricket, and is heard over the opening credits and again in the final scene of the film. The song has since become the representative song of The Walt Disney Company. The recording by Cliff Edwards and Chorus was released by Victor Records as catalogue number 26477A (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice Label as catalogue number BD 821. Edwards also recorded another version in 1940 for an American Decca Records "cover version" of the score of Pinocchio, conducted by Victor Young and featuring soprano Julietta Novis and The King's Men. It was first released on a 4-record 78-RPM album set, and years later as one side of an LP, backed by selections from The Wizard of Oz. A recording with Christian Rub (with Mister Geppetto's voice), Cliff Edwards and Chorus was released by Victor Records as catalogue number 26479B (in USA) and by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalogue number BD 823. "When You Wish Upon a Star" won the 1940 Academy Award for Best Original Song.