Sunday, October 28, 2007

amazed and thankful!

Okay, for those of you who have not heard, our first adoption fundraiser was a success!!! We actually have deposited $1350 into our adoption account! We sold EVERY thing that was donated to us to sell (except a few things for baby that I could not pass up that I would've had to buy new anyway!) Our adoption fund is growing and we are just so amazed that this was so successful. It was fun to hear reactions from people when they learned why we were having the sale and where the money was going. It rained a little on friday morning but still we made more money that day than we did on saturday. I'll tell ya what, people will buy anything! And they love to bargain with you. I would like to say that if it were not for my mom and and Eric's dad on the actual day of the sale, we would've been in major trouble. They were such a huge help getting everything out and somewhat organized, even though there wasn't much time for that. People were literally waiting outside the door for us to bring things out of the garage for them to pilfer through.....seriously, amazing! This was a lot of work, from going around to everyone's house and loading the stuff up, unloading it into our garage, organizing it, pricing it, then organizing some more, and then finally selling it...but it was worth it!

I don't know that I have feel this kind of exhaustion in a while. I really thought on saturday afternoon that I was coming down with the flu. But, no, I was just that dang tired! Eric was as well. My body just ached for some reason. But we got some rest and it's back to work tomorrow. Thank you so much to all of you who donated stuff to us. Obviously, we couldn't have had the sale without you all and appreciate so much your generosity. Thanks also to everyone who has supported us through prayer and just calling to ask how it went and offering help when needed. We love you all and are just truly thankful for your love and support. We are so blessed!


Christine said...

Just checking on you two! I am so happy that your garage sale turned out so well! I continue to pray for you and your baby and I wish you well on your journey. God bless!

smithgin56 said...

Mandy, I am so glad your garage sale went well! If I was still there, I would have helped you, too! Remember, I always had garage sales!!! I just want you to know that we pray for you and Eric every day. If I can help you in any way, you let me know. Oh, and Melissa told me she enjoyed being with you so much! She said it was good to see all of you again...M.M.K.E. forever!!! We are going to the wedding, I hope you and your mom will be there! Talk to you soon,

"He upholds the cause of the oppressed...He sustains the fatherless and the widow" -psalm 146:7&9