Monday, December 10

WE GOT A VAN!

Yes, we got a wheelchair van for B!

We are beyond blessed and grateful to have been given a van. We didn't think our van would come for years but with the help of loving friends and community it came last week.

Our friends had a fundraiser for Brayden last Thursday and through word of mouth they stumbled upon a family that was trying to sell their wheelchair van that they no longer use. When they heard our story they decided to give it to us. Everyone secretly pulled together to clean, detail, get new tires, and a gas card for the van.

When we arrived at the event we knew there was a surprise for us but we never imagined it would be a van.

Everyone stood outside singing 'Santa Clause is coming to town' while the van drove up with a big bow!




Our friends who helped make this possible. I have known Amy since middle school...she's my life partner! LOL


I am happy to be joining the mini van club!!
Needless to say we can't say thank you enough to all involved. We also want to say thank you to everyone who donated to our van/wheelchair fund. The money will be used for Brayden's equipment, outstanding medical bills, and misc van needs.

We are going to sell our Jetta since we have no need for 3 cars. We will take our time doing so since we are still waiting for B's wheelchair. I feel a huge wright lifted knowing our van is ready for us when we need it. 

54 comments:

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

That is so amazing. What a wonderful Christmas surprise! So happy for you all!

Katie said...

Amazing. It is so refreshing to know that there are honestly good people in the world. So happy for your Christmas surprise!

Leigh Sullivan said...

With happy tears in my eyes, I want to say congratulations! What a great holiday surprise for your family and B! I came across your story from Kristen at First Name Smith, and I am so happy to have been able to see that you got the van your son needs so quickly. What an amazing moment!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I am absolutely bawling reading this. What a blessing your friends are!!

The Macons said...

Woohoo! How AWESOME! So happy for you guys!

Holly said...

What an awesome surprise! You are so blessed!!!

Courtney said...

I've been reading for a while but I don't think I have ever commented. I just wanted to say congrats on getting the van! You have such amazing friends to help you out! This post brought tears to my eyes. It is so awesome that someone was so generous to give you something you needed so badly. Oh....and I love seeing pics and reading about your beautiful little boy and family!

Jo-Anne said...

That's so wonderful! I'm so incredibly happy for you guys. What an amazing Christmas surprise! I agree with Katie, it really does help renew faith in humanity. Now go and enjoy your cool new wheels! :)

Gina said...

That is awesome! People are so good. So happy to see God's work at it's finest.

Paige Orlando said...

I read often, but I rarely comment. But THIS. This made me cry. This is what Christmas is all about. I'm so happy for you all, and I pray for many more blessings to come your way.

Babygirl said...

What an amazing prayer answered! merry Christmas!

Kim said...

It's s Christmas miracle! I'm so happy for you guys!

Kenya @ Life with Giggles said...

That is wonderful to hear!!!! Congratulations.

Candice said...

Reading this brought tears to my eyes! I can't imagine a family that deserves this more than you guys!

Tiff said...

These pictures have me crying again..and I have already seen them. I am still so blown away and happy for you!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, I cried when I read this!! What a blessing and gift, so happy for you all!!

Christina said...

YAY!!!! This post made me cry! I'm so happy for you!!!

Jess said...

This made me cry.

Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!!

Jaimie said...

I got tears just reading this. What an amazing community you live in! You are truly blessed.

Becky said...

I have been reading your blog for a long time. My son isn't that much older than your "B". This brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for you and your family.

This is truly a Christmas miracle!

Wildali said...

What an awesome idea! SO HAPPY for all of you!

The Dean's said...

I am so happy for you guys! Like everyone said, this does restore faith that there are truly good, kind people out there! This is what Christmas is truly about!

J and A said...

Tears!! This is amazing!! :) So happy for you guys!! What a gift!!

Kimberley said...

what a blessing!!

Dianna said...

Amazing! I cried reading this and see your faces! What a wonderful blessing!

Charlie's Mommy (Beth) said...

Loved reading this!! I'm so happy for you. God is GOOD!

rosedel said...

Oh I am so happy for you! Such blessings in your life. One of Brayden's gifts to us is experiencing the wonderful goodness in people. Thanks for sharing.

Hilary Lane said...

How amazing for you guys!!! Congratulations!

Lauren said...

This just made my heart smile SO big today!!!!! God is so good!!!! :) At what an amazing group of people you have surrounding you!! :) Xo

Marie said...

Amazing!!! What a blessing for your family.

Melissa said...

That is great, I am so very happy for your family.

Bec74 said...

This makes my day!! So happy for you!

Lucky in Love said...

Oh Heather, that is such amazing news! So happy for your family!!!

Suze said...

Wow, I am so happy for you and your family! What an amazing surprise! God bless your family and friends and the family who gave this to you! Spirit of Christmas is alive!

Jennifer P. said...

What a beautiful amazing gift and such a touching experience. Guardian angels are such a Godsend. So very happy to hear about your great news girl! This made my night and brought some tears to my eyes.

Devon said...

This is so amazing!! I am so happy for you and what an amazing group of friends you have!

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Kristy and Matthew said...

Wow..makes me cry..its, amazing what peole can you..so glad and excited you finally got it

Ms. Attitude said...

You have amazing friends and an amazing community. I am so happy for you guys!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

My goodness you have made me cry. I am so happy for you. This is amazing news. Good things happen to good people.

Lindsey said...

This post just made me cry sitting at my desk eating lunch at work! :) I'm so happy for you guys! You deserve it!!

Alicia said...

Today has just been a rotten day for me and I seriously felt like crying several times. I read this and I cried tears of joy. It is wonderful to know that there are good people out there. I am so happy for you all. I feel inspired!

Katie said...

This brought tears to my eyes, so amazing!! So happy for you guys! :)

Rachel said...

How awesome!! :)

sarah said...

Oh my goodness! I am so excited for you guys!

M + H said...

That is so amazing!!!! Congrats! It is such a nice van and I am so happy for you guys!

Samantha {Moody Mama} said...

So excited for y'all! This post definitely made me tear up sooooo sweet.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow - this is SO amazing! I'm so happy for you guys - this is much deserved!

Shannon Dew said...

I'm in tears reading this! A Christmas miracle! I love to hear stories like this, it's amazing what we can do when we all pull together! So happy for you guys! xo.

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Ohmygosh!! I JUST SAW THIS!! I cannot even believe this! AMAZING!!!! what a happy day!

Laura @ Between the Lines said...

Amazing, Heather! This made me so teary, just seeing your faces in the photos. What a gift!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Oh Heather, what a blessed GIFT! I am overwhelmed with joy for your precious family. Praise God for the generosity of family and friends. You guys are so loved!! XOXO

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

What a wonderful gift that's so great. Happy for you guys! What a wonderful community of friends!

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