Saturday, April 18, 2009

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

If you've never watched this show, you've been missing out. This show finds families across the country who are need of a new home, and they build them one that meets their individual needs, which are usually somewhat unique. Without sounding too overly dramatic, this show has seriously impacted my life with the most inspiring stories of these amazing people overcoming such enormous challenges in their lives.

I just watched the most incredible episode. This couple has adopted six special needs children from China; one is blind, one is deaf, one has a deformity in his hand, etc. They are raising these 7 children (one being their birth son) in a home that is falling apart, and they lack the finances to properly restore it. Not only that, but the father has just been diagnosed with a fatal brain tumor. You can't make this stuff up.

So tonight, instead of watching a romantic comedy, cuddle up with your hubbies (or wives for you studly male bloggers out there!) and watch this inspiring program.

Episode 22 - Part 1 & 2

And don't forget the Kleenex.


Becky said...

I caught a rerun of the "Tampa" edition last week. (Where a plane crashed into the family's home and unknown to them their insurance had not been renewed.) It is an amazing show. There are some incredible families in the world! (Oh, and good luck with your move!!)

Casey & Katie Ford said...

I love this show, too. It pretty much makes me tear up every time. They did an episode in Fresno awhile back...did you see that one?? P.S. Your boy is pretty dang darling if I may say so. How's the whole motherhood bit going for you? Bliss??

Levi and Katie Whited said...

I saw that one too! I cried my eyes out! Miss you guys! Give Jack a hug from us!