Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm always surprised

The garage sale is over.  I can't tell you what a relief it is to be done with it.  I hope that someday I can find my house again under all the clutter that has built up the last 2 weeks!

I know you are reading this right now to find the amount raised.  I asked the Lord for $400.  I thought that sounded like a lot of money and we didn't have the same amount as last time.

He gave us $2400!!!  He keeps reminding us that He has a plan for us.  We are just about half way.  An amazing feat, if you ask me.  We started with $0. 

We had a lot of donations in the jar.  We would tell people about why we were doing the sale and they would give.  An older gentleman, who spoke  no English, was so sweet.  Through his daughter I explained what we were doing and why.  He decided to go back and buy more!  Then he told me I was very kind for adopting.  We also had lots of people talk to us about adoption and had wonderful stories.  It just made me want to hug them.

My mother-in-law came and was what I called "The House Mom".  She took care of Henry and me each day.  She made sure I ate because I'm not good at remembering to eat when I'm that busy.  She brought ice and lunch for the kids every day.

I am blessed with the most amazing friends in the world!  Some friends were able to work one day. Some were able to do it 2 times this week.  That was such a blessing.  Then there were the ones that came every day.  They got up while it was still dark for 3 days in a row.  They helped us ALL day.  Bought lunch.  Helped load up the garage at the end of everyday.  Organized, organized, and organized yet again.  You are the most amazing women I've ever met.  I am humbled and honored to call you friends.  As we sat around counting the gift the Lord had given us it came to $2397.05.  They dipped into their pockets and dug to the bottom of their purses to find the other $2.95 to make it an even $2400.

Then we bowed our heads and praised the Lord for His harvest.


  1. That is so awesome Emily! Praise God for His blessing of great friends and family.


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