It is time for the new season - Season 9 - of EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION!! (imagine me saying that with all of Ty's enthusiasm)
This season opens with a 2 hour season premiere on Sunday, September 25 at 7/6c on ABC. (watch the teaser trailer below)
Through this blog, I have connected with so many wonderful, inspiring, and amazing people. I have also been contacted with some really great opportunities that I would not have otherwise ever had the chance to be a part of. I do not always accept the offers, but sometimes the opportunities are just too great to pass up. Recently I was contacted with an offer to watch the season premiere of Extreme Makeover Home Edition before it airs on national tv. Me? Are you serious!? Yes, please! I love this show. I love the idea behind it. I love watching the houses come down and the new one (in all its grandeur) replacing it. I love watching the families reaction at the reveal. I cry. A lot. How can you not cry at this show? So, when offered this opportunity to watch I was all for it...but you know what solidified it for me...the episode will highlight a former Navy Officer, Barbara Marshall, who is fighting to end homelessness among female veterans. I knew there was no doubt I was going to watch....and I am so glad I did!
Here is a little bit about the show that I would like to share (without giving away too much)
The show opens with the decorating crew traveling to the White House! No, they are not "re-doing" the White House, hehe:
Instead, the crew of EMHE is stopping by to enlist the help of the First Lady herself.
The house they live in is in need of many repairs and more space so that more women can be assisted...so in steps the crew of EMHE, Mrs. Obama, the build team, and volunteers from every branch of the service! That was so amazing to see all the support of every branch.
The family and residents of the house are sent off on a vacation and the work begins. I loved the way the house came down! I loved watching the new house go up. It is always amazing to me how much they accomplish in just a weeks time. The house is incredible and definitely just what Ms. Marshall needs to help women veterans get back into the game of life.
Mrs. Obama was very hands on in this episode. She seemed to truly care about these women who live at the Steps n Stages Jubilee House and genuinely wanted to help them. She said somethings in the episode that really stood out to me. "Everyone can do something" How true is that? Really, we can all do something! We might not can build a house, but we can do something. Know a family with a soldier deployed? Take them a meal. Mow the lawn. Provide an hour or two of childcare to give the parent at home a break. As a military wife of a soldier in the midst of his 3rd over year long deployment I can tell you we all need help no matter how together we may look.
Below is a picture of Mrs. Obama and Ty:
Of course I want to share one more picture with you. The picture of the family and residents as the crowd is cheering "MOVE THAT BUS" and their new home is revealed! This part has to be hands down one of my favorite parts. I find myself saying "MOVE THAT BUS" right along with them, hehe.
Let me encourage you to watch this episode. It is no doubt one of my favorite episodes. I promise you will be blessed by Ms. Marshall and her desire to make a difference. One last thing, some advice, have tissues on hand. :) I will watch it again, right along with you and I will have my tissues. So, watch it and let me know what you think!
*I received no monetary compensation for this review. This was just an opportunity for me to watch a show before it airs, and share on my blog what I thought of it.