Day Eight: June 29th “MOVE THAT BUS!”
The day we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived! Hundreds of spectators and almost every volunteer came out to the site this bright and sunny Sunday morning to welcome the Jackson family home. As the famous bus pulled up in front of the home, loud cheers from the crowd delayed the instructions from the Extreme Makeover camera crew to prepare us for the upcoming scene that would be shown on the episode.
The spectators, guests, volunteers and relatives of the Jackson family seemed more interested in seeing the faces of Ms Jackson and her 14 children than preparing for a reality show scene. As each child came out of the limo one-by-one, crowds scrambled to get a glimpse of their excited faces. The excitement was mixed with curiosity and nervousness it seemed as they waited for the big reveal.
The staff of Classic Homes, including Founder and President Prem Puri with his wife, his partners DJ and Amita, his two sons and his entire staff stood by waiting to receive the family and wish them well. As Ms Jackson approached the builder, in tears and full of thanks she draped herself on the shoulders of Mr Puri. Amita then hugged her and whispered words of encouragement to her, telling her that she and her children were now safe in their new home and could live comfortably and peacefully forever.
After sharing words with Ty Pennington and his designers, the family ran towards the red front door and entered into a space they could not have even imagined. All of their belongings were already moved into the new home. They no longer had to look back at their old lives. This would be a truly new beginning.