Friday, September 17, 2010

T-minus 13 days and counting...

until ... (cue dramatic movie music)...the garage sale begins!

Donations are trickling in.  Praise the Lord.  We put a notice into our subdivison newsletter asking for donations and asking for people to come shop.  It should be in the mail tomorrow.  Hopefully, that means the donations will flood in.  If not, we still have quite a bit of items in the garage to sell.

In fact, I have set up a "work day" for Monday, Sept 27.  I have asked several young women from our church to come over and help organize the amazing amount of clothes we have been blessed with.  I asked them to all come on Friday, forgetting that I have a fundraiser planned for Friday.  Oops!  If you read this and I asked you today, can you still come on Monday?  Blame it on the "too-many-things-going-on" syndrome.  Don't laugh at me.  You'll have it too some day.  And chances are, your mama has it now.

A friend is setting up an exciting fundraiser via facebook.  It's going to be so exciting!  I'll post all the details as soon as I know them.

I have started a "Prayer Requests" section in the left side-bar.  I wanted to keep everyone posted on the specific things we are needing.  There are a lot of things I'd like to have on that list, but they are wants and the list right now has our needs

Thank you for sticking with me, telling your friends about us, and praying for us.  Every time someone gives something for the sale, or offers to hold a fundraiser, or just gives an encouraging word it means the world to me. 

I saw a little boy with Down's in the grocery store with his mother.  I wanted to talk to her, but wasn't sure she understood English.  I smiled at the little boy and he gave me the biggest smile back.  Mary was with me and she said it made her want to run to get Alice, RIGHT NOW!  It almost felt like we were putting a moving face on the picture we have. 

I can't wait to see her smile.  Smiles make every thing better, don't you think?  You can stand up to anything when that special someone smiles at you.  I know I can.  I'm so grateful and blessed the Lord put that mom and her little guy in our path today. 

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