Making dreams come trueI'm a big fan of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. There isn't an episode during which I don't tear up listening to the trials each family has gone through and how the beautiful new home they're receiving is giving them a much-needed break and hope for a brighter future. I've heard a few critics of the show say things like they shouldn't spend so much on each house so they could do more modest homes but a greater number of them. Well, here's the thing, would the show have the ratings it does and ABC continue to be able to build homes if they built 10 average Joe houses each episode? I don't think so. This show is about what seems like an unattainable dream. The smiles and tears on the families' faces are priceless. I don't know any of the recipients, but I'm truly happy for each of them.
This month's Wet Noodle Posse e-zine pays tribute to a young SuperHeroine, Chelsea Korzenko. Chelsea took part in one of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition builds. The new home in rural Georgia was for her friend Missy and her family. Like all the families ABC helps, the family had been through some truly tough times -- the loss of a son to a car wreck and the loss of their home to fire. Be sure to read about how Chelsea and her friends came together to help build Missy and her family a dream home designed by the brother Missy lost. I'm guessing your eyes won't be dry when you're finished, but your heart will be lifted. Then share a comment here. Are you a fan of the show? Which one(s) stand out in your memory the most?