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Husband makes dream of snow come true

Laurie Pearson has been dreaming of a white Christmas.

And just last week, she told loved ones the only thing she really wanted this year was to see snow. Even though Wilson had a white Christmas two years ago, snow isn’t that common around the holidays or any other time of the year.

But on Saturday, Laurie’s home on Huntsmoor Lane turned into a winter wonderland and her front yard was the only place in Wilson covered with snow. Four tons of it.

"I wanted snow at Christmas, but I didn’t think I would get it,” she said. "It’s awesome. It was the best Christmas ever.”

The snow, which was blown onto her front lawn by Snow My Yard in Raleigh, was a gift from not only her husband, relatives, co-workers and friends but also Snow My Yard, which cut the price back from $3,000 to $350 because of the extraordinary circumstances involved.

Everyone wanted to make Christmas special this year as Laurie continues to battle Stage IV cancer. She was first diagnosed in February 2011 but treatment sent her into a six-month remission. The cancer, however, returned and spread into other areas of her body. In August, she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and has continued to receive treatment. Recent treatments could be promising, as her doctor is hopeful she is near remission once again.

But until doctor visits resume in January, she’s focused on enjoying the holidays.

"When someone asked her what she wanted for Christmas, she said all she wanted was a white Christmas,” her husband, Kevin, said.

Kevin kept the delivery of snow a secret and he took Laurie out of the house for several hours Saturday as a crew from Snow My Yard crushed ice and pumped the snow on her front yard.

"She didn’t have a clue,” he said. "It never crossed her mind.”

As Kevin drove up to the house, Laurie asked him what he had done. He told her, "You wanted a white Christmas and you got it.”

He was pretty happy with the surprise as Laurie walked up to the house to find family in her front yard, watching and waiting. A friend stopped by and Laurie asked, "Do you like my snow? He has lost his mind.”

Laurie was a bit exhausted from being out for several hours but after taking a short break, she enjoyed seeing children, as well as adults, throwing snowballs, sledding and playing in the snow.

Laurie’s sister, Tammy Wilkins, said that Kevin has always tried to do all he can to make his wife happy.

"I’m not trying to give her the world,” he said. "I’m just trying to give her what she wants.

"Back in August when we found out her cancer had metastasized, we didn’t think she was going to be here for Christmas. I’m just blessed to have her for another Christmas. She wanted snow for Christmas and she got it.”

When Kevin’s sister, Janice Jones, learned that she wanted snow for Christmas, she remembered hearing about companies that can actually make snow. Snow My Yard, owned by Greater Raleigh Refrigeration, drove an ice truck to the Pearsons and once there, started opening the bags of ice and sliding it into a snow blowing machine that turns ordinary ice into snow. By nightfall, the front yard was still covered in snow and Saturday’s weather cooperated as temperatures dropped into the 50s from their recently unseasonably high levels.

Laurie may have been dreaming of a white Christmas, but Kevin was dreaming of making Christmas special, if not extraordinary.

"He’s the best husband anyone could ever ask for,” Laurie said. "He’s awesome. He’s my saving grace. He’s not missed one doctor appointment or one treatment. This is one of his many good deeds, of course, but this is out of the ordinary.” | 265-7818
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Vanessa said...

Awwwwww this is so sweet I cried threw the whole story what a wonderful Husband.

Friday, December 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Judy said...

This is what it's all about! Jesus tells us to love one another, and boy did Kevin do an awesome job! Thank you for sharing this love story!

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 8:50 PM
Touching said...

That is the most wonderful and heartfelt story I have read in a while. I hope she beats it again.

Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:23 AM
Lisa said...

This is the BEST Christmas story I have ever heard!!! Words can not describe!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 9:55 AM
Ivey said...

This couple deserves the VERY could not ask for 2 better people than the two here...I love them both so much and am so glad to call them dear friends! are an angel on earth and Laurie, I love you to the moon and back! XO

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 11:19 PM
Margaret said...

Somebody better send this story to Hallmark! It's a love story too good not to share with everyone in a screen play! Merry Christmas to a very special couple!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 9:49 AM jennifer said...

A true act of love!! This really warmed my heart!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at 2:03 AM Phil said...

Definitely a Christmas Miracle!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 2:08 PM Rosalynn saldana. said...

Amazing story!!

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12:45 PM Valerie Kersey said...

I must use the same word...AWESOME...because that's what comes to my mind first. This truly is a sweet love story and these two are some of the sweetest and most positive people I have ever met. So glad that they could have a Merry Christmas. I love you both!

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12:34 PM Debbie Harrell said...

This was an awesome story. Yes there is a Santa Claus, but there is Jesus and he will make all things possible.

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 10:49 AM Awesome said...

This is a wonderful story.

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 9:56 AM Yea, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus said...

He lives in Wilson and is married to Laurie Pearson.

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 9:17 AM Wonderful said...

Simply Amazing Story!! Merry Christmas!!

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 6:05 AM Thanks said...

Just a great story enough said.

Monday, December 24, 2012 at 12:36 AM
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