Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Make a wish, Alan

One day, several weeks ago, Alan sat at McDonald's between me and his Daddy, across the table from "a very nice lady" who had come with a bag full of goodies and One Big Question.

Half an hour later, Alan left McDonald's with a green toy tractor, a stuffed horse, and a new package of crayons.

His new friend left with the answer to her question:
Alan's wish.

Piece by piece, Alan's wish has been playing out before him, and yesterday, one very big piece came true.  In fact, one very big piece came.... right to Alan's house!

It rounded the corner, led in parade-style with a police escort - lights, sirens, everything.  Alan caught his first glimpse:

And then ran to meet it.

Oh, the joy and excitement when that big truck hauling his big wish pulled into his backyard!

The little man in him couldn't resist helping out and giving a few backing directions:

It was a day made for little boys...

Little boys who couldn't (and didn't) wait to start playing.

It is more than Alan, or his mom & dad, had ever imagined.  Both inside...

...and out!

Amazingly... there is still more to come.  
The finishing touches for Alan's wish will come this Sunday, at a party in his honor.  You can be sure details and pictures will be posted here!


Wendi said...

I love how the delivery of the house was almost as exciting as the house itself! As a mama of two boys, I completely understand your little guy's love of big trucks :)

Cindy said...

All I have to say about that is WOW!! That is just about the coolest thing I have ever seen. I want one!

Marianne said...

AMAZING. I can't begin to imagine the excitement for all of you. I wouldn't be surprised to hear you say that the boys slept in the playhouse last night. Totally Cool! Thanks so much for sharing your journey with all of us.

Mendi... said...

Way cool!!!! Even though our girls are older, they would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!! God is so good to shower blessings such as this on our lives... And...for all that he has been through/gone through, this wish is very much deserved!


Michelle said...

WOW!!!!! Who is this from? That is so cool! Looks like the boys will have days and days and days of awesomeness here!

Arkansas Grandma said...

When's the first "backyard campout"?
Thank you Make a Wish, he is a special little boy.

Kristin said...

Wow, wow, wow! That is so amazing!
I can't wait to see it!!!

Keri Mae said...

Major happy tears! SO cool! How did he ever go to bed?! Can't believe how big he's gotten either!


Tracey said...

Wow! That is amazing! What a blessing for your family!