By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A metro family is getting a Christmas gift that's an American dream come true, a home for a grandmother and her four adopted grandchildren.
"I've dreamed for many years in my life. I've worked hard and never thought I could ever have a home," grandmother Katherine Brown said.
But Brown never gave up on hope, she needed to be strong for the kids. She worked full-time caring for all four of her grandchildren on one income. The family was cooped up in a small apartment in a not-so-family friendly neighborhood.
"We lived in an apartment complex that has a lot of drug dealing and drive by shootings. The children can never go outside and play, basically go to work and school and lock ourselves in," Brown said.
The Brown family doesn't have to lock themselves in anymore now that they'll be moving into a new home from Habitat for Humanity.
"It's all due to the Lord and Habitat that these children can live free and be able to live good lives and it's thanks to Habitat," Brown said.
Katherine Brown has adopted her four grandchildren, 8-year-old Haley, 7-year-old Kaley, 5-year-old Justyce and 4-year-old Kevin. They are her pride and joy.
Kaley couldn't wait to show off their new rooms and backyard.
"We're going to play freeze tag. We're going to play hide and seek, we're going to play duck duck goose out here and we're going to play all kinds of games," granddaughter Kaley said.
For this family, a dream turned reality is a Christmas present this grandmother is forever grateful for.
"This is the best Christmas that I can ever give my grandchildren," Brown said. "We look forward to living here and I just need to say that when you don't think there's hope through the American dream and through God there's always hope."
The Brown family will be moving into their new home next month.