When I opened the e-mail, I couldn't believe it....
They had chosen us!
Okay let me back up just a second. I am a Freecycle fan. I look at my e-mail specifically set up for it almost every day. Sometimes there are treasures to be found, sometimes just a bunch of stuff to delete.
On this particular day there was "Four Tickets to Six Flags" in the heading.
What? That can't be right? I clicked it open and it said something to the effect of: "When we purchased our season passes they gave us four complimentary tickets. They have to be used by January 1st and no one we know has time to go before then. We're looking to bless someone with children."
There were several posts after this one so I knew it had been there for all the freecycle world to see for at least a few hours. Surely lots of people had already requested the tickets.
Still, what could it hurt? The most they could do was say no, and since I didn't already have the tickets it wouldn't make any difference. So I replied.
A few hours later I looked again and there was a response. The e-mail after it was a general one to everyone saying the tickets were gone. I thought for sure they were gonna say, "Sorry several people responded before you and someone has already came and picked them up."
Boy was I blown away when they said, "We chose you!"
"We had over 30 responses, but we picked you. When can you come and get them?"
We were sooo excited. Yohn went and got them the next morning. He said a man that looked a lot like Santa answered the door and Yohn impulsively wanted to say Merry Christmas! The man said that was fine, he liked that and wished him a Merry Christmas too, even though Christmas was a few days before. They put the tickets in a Christmas card all ready for us to enjoy.
And enjoy them we did!
We visited on Friday so we could be there all day (they were only open 4 pm to midnight on Saturday, New Year's Eve and we didn't want to travel that late, it being the night it was).
The kids saw some shows we've missed on previous visits.
They rode some rides they'd never ridden before.
Played in the stores and saw some fun animals (except I forgot to upload that picture!).
Oh I almost forgot. The evening Yohn picked up the tickets I got another e-mail from the generous people in Freecylce-land. It said, "We hope you enjoy your visit to Six Flags. Every time I post something I pray that whoever I give it to would be able to use it. So far it has worked every time."
Well it worked again! And we had a very Blessed family day because of it! Thanks so much!