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:
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...
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!