Saturday, April 5, 2014

Much to be thankful for!

         Choosing a Saturday to have a yard sale is tricky around here with Luke's rotating schedule....so basically our yard sales are planned whenever he has a Saturday off.  We weren't sure this was going to work out with the forecast of rain, but as the hours inched closer, the forecast slowly changed.....the rain would end by 10..then 9....maybe 7....and this morning when our alarms went off at 6:30 the rain had already stopped.  As I ran (literally) back and forth from the basement to the driveway, with boxes full of items, I just kept thanking God over and over.  And, we were told, there weren't really any other yard sales going on, so everyone came to ours!  It was set to start at 9 and I think we'd sold 1/4 of our items before that.  Our total today was $935.71 including Luke's motorcycle which we sold for parts!!  This weekend is also the consignment sale so I'm eager to see what our profit will be tomorrow.  We still have a long way to go, but God is good....and so faithful.  We'll definitely be doing another yard sale after all, but we're not quite sure what else is in store at this point.  If you have any great fundraising ideas, feel free to pass them on! : )

      As always we couldn't do these sales without some amazing help.  We're so thankful for all of the donated items.....I feel like we must have emptied some of your houses with all that you donated!  And to Rachel, who always so willingly and eagerly gives up her Saturday to wake up early and help alongside of us...you are such a blessing to us!!  Without fail this sweet teenager has served our family at each and every yard sale over these past few years.  And then, my aunt who works hard all week, asks what time to be here in the morning.  And works tirelessly (I truly think sometimes harder than any of us!)....always knowing just what needs to be done.  Then there's my parents who take our boys overnight so that we can focus on the task at hand......and who I may add, our boys would prefer to stay with even when we come to pick them up!  And when you've worked all day and still have to put the many boxes of leftover items away, God provides more help......thank you thank you thank you Bryan, Bevin and Tess for offering your time and efforts and serving our family.  It truly saved us so much time and was such a blessing.  We are so humbled that so many of you come alongside of us.  Thank you!!

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       We also finally received USCIS approval so we are eager to send our documents out Monday morning!  And then....the real wait begins.....the wait to hear when we will be invited to travel to meet our girls.....even as I type that, I almost can't believe it......

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