Jun 8, 2008

Tired but so thankful

We had our huge yard sale yesterday and man am I dead. We started unloading all the priced items at 5:00 and finally went to bed (all clean) at 9:45. It was a tough, hot, humid, but exciting day. We had people constantly at our house ALL DAY. The generousity of people humbled me on many occasions. One woman (who was visibly physically ill, with a long term illness) drove into our driveway and said she couldn't walk around but wanted to make a donation. She handed me a 10.00 check. I became misty and stammered through my thank yous. She was a complete stranger(the check was blank in the pay line) but reached out to help bring an orphan home. WOW. Many, many people wouldn't take change back. Many co-workers gave extra even after their purchases.

HUGE SHOUT OUT to A and K for giving up their saturday to help with the masses. I feel so blessed to have people in our lives that care enough about our little boy too. Hannah and her 3 best buds stood on the corner with huge signs (in 25 mph wind) to help bring in customers. They were the best free advertising in the world.

Now on to the big news.....WE COMPLETELY FUNDED ONE TICKET (ROUND TRIP) TO CHINA. We couldn't have done it without the complete love and support of God and our wonderful family and friends.


Lois O'Brien said...

Praise God! What wonderful news!


Rebecca said...

AWESOME!!!!! Jehovah Jireh!!


laurel said...

Congrats! That is amazing.

laurel said...

I don't know if you knew....I don't think I have mentioned it on my blog. But my husband is from Texas. All his family lives there. We are the only ones who don't. He is from Brownwood and his parents now live in Blanket. His brother is in Abilene.

Julie said...

Oh i would have bought TONS of stuff to bring kevin home!!! Wish I lived closer.

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