Bailey comes home!!!!

Around 2:30p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011, Bailey came home!!!! There had been 2 other attempts to come home the previous months, but they didn't work out, but this one did!!! We had secretly asked family, friends, and members of Team Bailey to line the streets of route 121 and come down to the house to greet Bailey as she arrived.

This group of cousins are showing their support for Bailey!
Her grandpa had driven to Indianapolis that morning to pick them up and his 'instructions' were to drive them to the Decatur Airport where 2 limos would be waiting for Bailey and her family to ride in style to their new home. As they drove closer to the airport, Bailey realized they were not heading for home and she became a little upset with her 'Papa' because he was not heading straight home! But, after she saw what was waiting for her, she was excited!! Bailey's rest of her family and Gabbie were there awaiting her arrival. Bailey got to choose which limo she wanted to ride in -the black hummer or the white escalade.....well, after seeing the blinking colorful lights in the escalade and hearing the music, it was an easy choice for her!
As they drove down route 121, they were greeted by many people along the way with waves, yells, and signs of good well wishes! Then at the blinking lights of Dalton City, The Dora Township firetruck was waiting to bring the limos in with it's siren going! That let us know she was on her way!

I can't even begin to tell you the emotions that came through me as I saw the limos pull in. We have been working on this project for 1 year, and to see it come to this exciting end is amazing!!!

As soon as Bailey got out of the car, she hugged me and Connie-I'll never forget that! She was/is still on oxygen and is still in restrictions, so a face mask was a must!

We had a little ceremony on the front porch thanking all of the people and businesses that made this home happen for Bailey. We also told Bailey how proud we were of her and all she had been through and to remind her that so many people had been thinking of her and praying for her and her family.

Pastor Wray Offerman and Rev. Bill Pyatt, came to bless the family and their new home. Then it was time for Gabbie to give each one of Bailey's family their keys to their new home. Chandler had a Cardinals keychain, Derrick had a Cubs one, Bailey had a white heart with bling, and Heather had a keychain with special words on them. Thanks to Kathy Billingsley at Atlas Lock Inc. for getting the keys ready for us! We appreciate you!

After the ceremony, we thanked everyone for coming and we went inside with Bailey on a limited time because of her restrictions. We put on masks, and protective booties over our feet. We had all the doors shut in the house so we could present each room to each person. The tears, smiles, and words of appreciation could be heard in each part of the house!
Here are some pictures of the cool limos! Special thanks to LL Limousine for providing these for us-and not just one, but two of them!!!
This is inside the white limo-it is a party waiting to happen for sure-my picture does not do it justice at all!!!
This is inside the neat hummer limo!