Tuesday, June 16, 2009


"Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
Sing about the glory of His name! Tell the world how glorious he is."
Psalm 66:1-2
Well, it's over. The Yard Sale, that is. Two exhausting days out in the sun, hauling boxes and boxes of stuff in and out, in and out of the shop. In the midst of it all, Chad and I both found such a blessing in every single detail of the weekend. It was tiring, but yet, so incredibly FUN!
We live in a relatively small town and we really wondered if our Sale would be worth the time. Turns out, that small town thing was what brought all the people! My In-laws have lived here for over 25 years and my parents have lived here for about 15. Plus, our family business is pretty well known, as well.
We raised a little over $3,000! To God be the glory, and really the only reason I put how much we raised, is to bring the glory to HIM. Without Him in this, it wouldn't have been NEAR as successful. We were truly blessed to be a part of it. Literally. There were countless people that came by just to put money in the donation jar. In this economy, it was miraculous to see!

More important the the money, were all the people that were interested in the process. It was great to tell our story and talk about adoption all weekend long. It really was fun. Who knows, maybe we brought more awareness to adoption through this weekend! I hope so!
Baseball Update: Just in case you wanted to know, Kaleb's team is doing really well, and for you competitive parents out there, we are 5-0 UNDEFEATED! Nice huh!? We have three games left and I will continue to keep you posted.
Adoption Update: Nothing to report. Holding tight to #5, but can't wait to be number 4! ;)

1 comment:

Tracie said...

What a blessing! There is nothing like a community pulling together.

I'm happy for you!