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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition kicks off new season with very special visit

Editor: Please welcome guest author Kristen Barrett who feels a very special connection with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

It’s definitely not an understatement to say that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition has opened new doors for families across the U.S.. With the first season or two under its belt, the manor in which this show has evolved over time is sincerely amazing. Always racing against the clock, working together as a community, and striving to provide a new start for the chosen family in need.

I have been a viewer of the EM:HE since it’s been on the air. Each weekend, you could pretty much guarantee that I was sitting on the couch ready to go; if not, hello DVR! With each episode, I am blown away by how far the design team goes to transform the lives of those in need. Bad and sometimes horrific living conditions molded into a new and breathtaking dream homes. My heart is always lifted and so full of love when the closing of each show.

In each episode, you’ll find humor, inspiration, love, and teamwork. The spirit that the design team brings to the table each week is ignited by the animated Ty Pennington who has become a true symbol for show. This was a special season premiere, and just with episodes before, excitement was brewing to see what extremes were to be met.

The iconic “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” returned for a ninth season with a special two-part premiere featuring an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama. As part of her Joining Forces initiative, Mrs. Obama participated in the episode featuring the Marshalls, a military family based in Fayetteville, NC.

As a Veteran and now Air Force wife myself, the season premiere of EM:HE really hit home. I was left with so much admiration for Ms. Marshall. The effort that she puts forth day to day to ensure that the women veterans have another chance to succeed is incredible. She is an honest picture of inspiration.

Also, what an honor to have the First Lady recognize your efforts and hard work put forth? Mrs. Obama’s appearance made headlines for sure. “I love that all of us can gather around to share in these stories of triumph every week,” the first lady told People. “You need a box of tissues nearby.”

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is a type of show that anyone can curl up and enjoy. From the youngest to the oldest; it’s meant for all generations. What a way to kick off the season!

Are you still watching EM:HE? What are your expectations for this season?

Bio: Kristen Barrett – When she’s not busy chasing her twin girls, you can find her in the kitchen, craft room, or outside soaking up the sun. You can find her at Hope Abound or on twitter at @hopeabound