Tuesday, February 20, 2007

*EXTREMELY RIGHT*

(photo bysluggo)
Last month the TV*Crew*EXTREME*MAKEOVER*HOME*EDITION* came to the hillcountry for a makeover. The home chosen by *TY*and*company* belonged to a family I knew... in fact I taught 2 of their children.

This sweet family has 6 children,5 of whom are diagnosed with autism. The parents are good,dedicated, HARDWORKING parents, but they were in jeopardy of losing their house. *TY*and*company*came to town and paid off their old house, leveled it, then built a new paid for furnished house, and arranged for the new home's taxes to be paid.

Last night as I watched the TV show, I was so moved at how the *HOME*MAKEOVER* staff researched autism and used the advice of experts to design five unique bedrooms for children with austism. Tears filled my eyes as I watched the reveal of the house...

and in the end.... I say Hooray for *TY*and*company. They got it right ..*extremely* right.

13 comments:

Gardengirl said...

I saw this episode of Extreme Makeover just this past Sunday. They certainly did deserve this home and to have their mortgage paid for. I love what they did in each child's bedroom to make it a place of their own...and for the parents too. These parents truly devoted to their children and it shows in the love they share.

Alicia A. said...

They did one here in K.C. too. It was pretty neat.

That looks like a beautiful home.

paris parfait said...

What a wonderful story! Thanks for the background info. Wish I could see that show.

Cindy said...

Oh, I wish I would have watched it. What a lucky family! I always cry when I watch that show. They really seem to pick the most deserving families.

Cindy said...

Oh, I wish I would have watched it. What a lucky family! I always cry when I watch that show. They really seem to pick the most deserving families.

oneblueegg said...

I am never "dry eyed" after that show ends...truly the makers of this show and those on it, must have been sent by God. I love that show! xo

tongue in cheek said...

Wow! Tah is the gift of giving. That is a beautiful story. Makes me want to have a TV!!

Andrea said...

Oh wow, how cool is that! I love watching that show.
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Susie Q said...

How wonderful that you can give us the back story on this. I did see it and, like always, cried and cried. Amazing family and so deserving.

I love it when good people can have such a sweet surprise and such a joy in their lives!

Thanks for sharing with us!!

Hugs,
Sue

Gypsy Purple said...

We have that even here in South Africa...we always cry our eyes out...every show

FarmgirlCyn said...

Never fails to bring tears to my eyes, either. What an incredible blessing for that family!

Shabby in the City said...

They did a home near us for a soldier who lost his leg in Iraq! I hope my boys are like Ty when they grow up. I hope they are all giving and loving.

AnnieElf said...

I usually watch this show but missed it this week. I will definitely be watching for this one to come around again.