Monday, June 7, 2010

Belle... Her name suits her well!

I cannot get over the amazing people at Make-a-Wish! Tonight we were sitting in our living room ready to start our Family Home Evening. (For those unaware, this is something we do every Monday night. We include music, prayer, a lesson, an activity, and, of course, a treat!) Just as we were beginning, there was a knock at our door. Graci had the surprise of her life to find that Belle, as in THE Belle (the princess with the poofiest dress) had come to pay her a visit! In fact, we were all surprised!! I was scrambling to find my camera and Jer was plugging in the video camera. How do they pull this stuff off? Amazing.

Belle truly was beautiful, inside and out. She came with a little bear and a handwritten card that said,

“Your wish is granted, Graci! Now may all your wishes come true!! Hug this bear to be happy! Love, Belle”

She also gave Graci a beautiful poster proclamation stating “We hereby announce that Graci Green’s wish for a Disney Cruise will be granted by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Utah.”

I wish you could have seen the look on Graci’s face. Oh wait, you can!!

Princess Belle was accompanied by Terri and Kent (Graci’s wish granters) and they were all kind enough to come and visit with us in our home for almost an hour. Graci was full of questions:

“Where is your castle?”

“What does it look like?”

“Do you talk to Cinderella a lot?”

“Are Anastasia and Drizella nice now?”

“What is Prince Charming like?”

“How did you know how to spell my name?”

"Do you go to church?"

Belle had perfect answers to all of Graci’s questions and was the most gracious princess we’ve ever met. Also, she promised Graci that she would attend Graci’s post-wish party and bring all of her princess friends—amazing!

Jessica and Xander absolutely loved Belle. They of course had to show off the entire time she was there. (:

I even got my two older boys to take a picture with her. I told them they would thank me later. Afterwards they admitted she was pretty cute! (:

Magic, magic, magic.

I’m sure we’ll be talking about this for a long time…

Thanks again, Make-A-Wish. So grateful to be the blessed by your goodness.


  1. That is OH.SO.COOL!! What a great thing to have happen for a kid - and a family....who is so deserving btw!

    hugs - wow!

    aus and co.

  2. Wow! A kid's dream! That is so thoughtful of them! I had no idea they did this much for each child.

  3. Wish I could've been there to just watch! So neat!

  4. What an amazing foundation...amazing people....amazing experience. You guys are sooo deserving of this!

  5. It is a pleasure to have such an amazing family for a wishgranter. You have sure shown me truly what "Christ Like Love" is. Thanks Terri

  6. We are all blessed by Make-A-Wish.
    Because of your sharing, we are all touched and feel deeply the purpose of the foundation. You know, we are all planning to go on your cruise because it has become so much a part of us. Just kidding--only by video, pictures, and blog. Sure love you