Shortly after I started this thread.. I checked all the fuses.. thinking that maybe due to a voltage fluctuation it caused one of the fuses to fail.. but they all were ok!
I proceeded to turn the van on and take it for a slow spin around the block to see if it had any brakes at all.......
Thank fully after about 20 seconds of driving it at 15 mph and tapping on the brakes lightly a few times it was all back to normal the brake light and ABS light both went off!!!!
My van now has 260 000 miles and the alternator is the only thing I have changed other than tires !....... Very Happy with it!
Thank you for your help!