Unveiling a plane with a special surprise for our moms

On March 5, 2016, Jane and I had a plan. We told our mothers that we wanted to “officially” unveil our new plane, but we needed them both there at the same time so that they would see it at the same time. The guise was to unveil one of...

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On March 5, 2016, Jane and I had a plan. We told our mothers that we wanted to “officially” unveil our new plane, but we needed them both there at the same time so that they would see it at the same time. The guise was to unveil one of my dreams coming true, which was to own an aircraft. That dream had come true with the purchase of a King Air 200 we have dubbed Alliance Air.

I wanted to share this dream come true with some special people – including my mom, mother-in-law, my brother and some close relatives. In this case, it was extra special because my wife and I had conspired to surprise both our mothers with brand new cars. They had no idea what we had cooked up. Yes, we would show them the plane and all the new colors and the brand new interior and specs on the plane. We would dream about all the places we are going to fly one day soon.

Our mothers were absolutely surprised, bewildered and appreciative. Each car was decorated with a beautiful white bow, an arrangement of flowers and a sign with our mothers’ names on the windshield. This was an extra special touch that my wife dreamed up. Leading up to the unveiling, we had worked behind the scenes to store the new cars in our hangar at the Burlington airport. We parked the cars in front of the plane so that when the door opened, the surprise was not the plane, but really the cars! I was so excited and happy that Jane was able to give her mother such an incredible gift.

We got such a great deal on my mom’s Cadillac, I had to true up the value of her gift to make it fair to both mothers. This involved me handing my mom a stack of $100 bills that I counted out and piled in her hand one after another. This almost caused her to pass out as you can see in the video we put together to document this special occasion.

What a great way to invest in a Saturday afternoon! This day was shared with family and close friends. We were all smiles and it felt so good to be able to see the look on our mothers’ faces when they saw the shiny, new cars. We were all happy. It meant even more to have our family gathered around to watch it happen. We were laughing and dreaming about what is coming next because of The Alliance. It was a great reward because of all the things we work hard to accomplish daily. We keep trying, we keep striving to do more and we work doggedly to get better each day.

My wish is that this inspires others to continue working hard, working smart and to keep building relationships so that one day they can bless their family, friends, church, charities, children, parents in a similar manner. I also hope that in the process of doing that, a person is able to make some of their own personal dreams come true.

When you are able to give to others it feels good. It makes you happier, healthier, creates a bond or connection with people, shows a higher level of gratitude and – perhaps most importantly – it is contagious!

30 comments
  1. Alvin Kitamura
    Alvin Kitamura
    March 21, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!!
    Get me fired up to go help more families and hire more agents.

    Reply
  2. Vicky Ferkel
    Vicky Ferkel
    March 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    That’s awesome what you have accomplished and what you have been able to share with others. My mother has been ill and it has taken a lot of our time but we must try to get our business up and running! Congrats to you and your beautiful mother’s.

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  3. Maggie Clark
    Maggie Clark
    March 21, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    God bless you both! You are awesome! You are inspirational!

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  4. Anita Domingo
    Anita Domingo
    March 21, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Super Craaaazy awesome Surprize!!!! my Mom will passout. More power to you Andy & Jane Albright!

    Anita & Ed Domingo

    Reply
  5. April Dirks
    April Dirks
    March 21, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    What a beautiful story! Inspires me to grow!

    Reply
  6. Patricia Quesada
    Patricia Quesada
    March 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I love it!!! How beautiful!!!

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  7. Grace
    Grace
    March 21, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    This is awesome. You and Jane are fabulous, generous people and I am so honored to know you two and be a part of The Alliance.

    Reply
  8. Randall Mann
    Randall Mann
    March 21, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Brought tears to my eyes – Great People!

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  9. Alexander David Ellenburg
    Alexander David Ellenburg
    March 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I want this for my family. Thank you for the inspiration to make it happen!!

    Reply
  10. Ben Ortiz
    Ben Ortiz
    March 21, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    That was absolutely amazing Andy! God bless your wonderful heart! King Air today and G5 tomorrow! Wooooooo!

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  11. Xan Cook
    Xan Cook
    March 21, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you for sharing this incredible gift with your Alliance family. One of my dreams is to buy my Mother, Barbara a new home before she turns 77.
    Thank you for the opportunity and a system that will not fail as long as I duplicate my leaders such as you and Jane.
    God Bless the Alliance Famiky

    Reply
  12. Nikki McMillan
    Nikki McMillan
    March 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    AMAZING!!! What an incredible day for these mom’s:)
    Anything is possible!!!

    Reply
  13. Lee S. Bostic
    Lee S. Bostic
    March 21, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    This is so inspiring Andy. You did not need to share this private family moment so I absolutely appreciate it. Can’t wait to duplicate this gift to our mothers too!

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  14. Matthew Sullivan
    Matthew Sullivan
    March 21, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Changing lives 🙂 This one gave me sweaty eyeballs, Andy. I want to do this for my parents and when I have a family of my own one day.

    Reply
  15. Jack Giralico
    Jack Giralico
    March 21, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    How wonderful. That is the ultimate in giving. God Bless you!

    Reply
  16. Lucinda
    Lucinda
    March 21, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    wow..what an inspiration, to know such goals can be met through the alliance..can’t wait to get started!!

    Reply
  17. Debb Williams
    Debb Williams
    March 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

    The Lord has truly blessed all of your years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice! You and your family are amazing Andy!!!!

    Reply
  18. Pamela Moore
    Pamela Moore
    March 22, 2016 at 12:34 am

    This is sooooo awesome… fired up Andy!!!!

    Reply
  19. Karen Tyson
    Karen Tyson
    March 22, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for sharing this special moment of gratitude. So sweet. I bet you and Jane enjoyed the giving as much as your moms enjoyed the receiving. Maybe more. Awesome planning to pull off this surprise! Loved the presentation details.

    Reply
  20. Candy Algarin
    Candy Algarin
    March 22, 2016 at 8:45 am

    WOW, I don’t think there’s anything better than the feeling of giving. This video really touched my heart. I dream of one day being able to give just as generous to my children. Thank you Andy and Jane, you help me believe I will see my dream come true.

    Reply
  21. Olga Mathis
    Olga Mathis
    March 22, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Omg that surprise was the most amazing surprise that I ever see because my dream is to buy my Mom a house in Colombia and right now I’m crying to see the happiness in your moms faces.
    I know that I’m blessed to be part of the Alliance and thank you Jane and Andy because I know that my dream with my mom is going to happen.
    By the way Andy your Mom make me laugh so much!!!!
    God bless your Family.

    Reply
  22. Jerry Henry
    Jerry Henry
    March 22, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Now that’s a dream. A big audacious dream. Thank you for sharing that Andy very very inspiring. Awesome

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  23. Veronica Hedges
    Veronica Hedges
    March 22, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Dear Andy and Jane,
    What a blessing to share with the people you love. I know it was an extra special time because your moms have seen you build an empire that started out in the basement. You both serve as living examples of how we can all make a difference in the lives of others. Love you both!

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  24. armeater boatwright
    armeater boatwright
    March 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    It is wonderful to share your rewards with those who have witness your challenges. What a blessing, I can’t wait to bless my family that way.armeater boatwright

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  25. Amy Walker Carl
    Amy Walker Carl
    March 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Wow, that is an amazing gift! You are a blessed family and I am so proud of your continued success! Love you all!

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  26. Simone Carter
    Simone Carter
    March 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Andy & Jane you really keep hope alive.
    Thank you and God bless…

    Reply
  27. James Coleman
    James Coleman
    March 22, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Andy you and Jane are so inspiring on every level it’s a godsend that you have came into me and my family’s life to teach and show what it’s really like to work hard and pursue your dreams and goals as well as make others dreams and goals become a reality. Thank you

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  28. Maxine Williams
    Maxine Williams
    March 23, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Andy you and Jane are awesome. U honor God’s word by honoring your parents. I was in tears watching this and I also see where your natural humor comes from. Your mom had me crying and laughing. Thanks for your and Jane’s leadership

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  29. Wesley Chatla
    Wesley Chatla
    March 28, 2016 at 8:07 am

    WOW!!! That’s incredible, awesome and wonderful way of showing your gratitude to your moms. Our hearts melted. Bro. Andy, you have a unique way of giving, to meet the needs and spreading the joy. It was awesome to see the elated moms. We too experienced the same love from Andy and NAA family. NAA has stepped up to purchase 2 school buses for our school situated in a remote area in India, so as to give more children, an opportunity to be educated and change their lives. Acts 20 : 35 ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive”. Exodus 20:12 ‘Honor your mother and father. Then you will live long”. It was our privilege to have Andy and team in India couple of years back and looking forward to have him soon in India. May God give you His blessings abundantly to in turn shower them on others.

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