January 8, 2011 Bella Update

Bella Tucker Opening Christmas Present

A few weeks before Christmas, Bella got the most exciting surprise of her life - a personal visit from Selena Gomez!  She was absolutely thrilled and it was something we will remember forever.  During their visit, Selena asked Bella what she wanted for Christmas and Bella emphatically told her that she wanted an Easy Bake Oven.

A week later, a beautifully wrapped package arrived with a note that said, "Merry Christmas Bella!  Have a happy New Year!  Love Selena Gomez" and it was signed, Selena Gomez.  We saved the gift for Christmas and she opened it first.  Words cannot describe her reaction to the gift but this picture certainly can!

The rest of the day was very busy with all of the children rolling around the house and enjoying all the presents they received.  Bella’s smile never faded.  She was very giving herself, saving her money to buy presents for Mom, Pete, her brothers, sisters, and many other family members and friends. She helped Mom wrap all of the gifts and signed each of them herself. What a wonderful day it was.

We have so much to be thankful for – most especially, the fact that our family was together in this wonderful holiday season. Thank each and every one of you who helped and prayed for Bella and our family over the last year. We could have not done it without you! We are looking forward to the new year and will keep you updated with all the new exciting things to come in Bellas future. Thank you all!