Matt and I want to send a HUGE shout out to all of the people who helped make the garage sale a success! THANK YOU! We are reminded over and over again that this journey is so not about us. The Lord brought generous people to give, the Lord brought generous people to come buy and the Lord is graciously moving us along toward our child(ren)! I lost track when we hit 30… but let’s just say there were MANY families who openhandedly and whole heartedly gave. With each phone call, text or email telling us someone wanted to give or come help, I felt like it was a little love note from above saying “I am with you.” I know they won’t want their names mentioned, but I just have to say thank you to the entire Edelblute family who opened their home to us as the gsale location and worked tirelessly all week. The kids woke up this morning and danced around the kitchen singing “Tim & Leslie’s” because they heard each morning last week that we were going to their house! Also, a huge thank you to my parents, the Cheney’s, Evelyn, Jayne, and the Stutzman’s for your hours and hours of help! I could keep going on and on with my heartfelt thank you to so many people. May the Lord bless you all!
Drum roll please… the gsale total: $2,500! Wowzers! It is exciting to have a chunk toward our next big payment. When you look at our adoption notebook and see all of the paperwork and hear that we have to pay $8,500 in four to six months before our dossier can be sent… it feels overwhelming. And then we are reminded that we serve a BIG God, good thing, huh! Thank you Father!
Now, I am off to do the chores that got put off last week (laundry is really overrated, until that is, you need a clean pair of socks… and what is that smell in the kitchen? oh, the pile o’ dishes that signify that the suds fairy didn’t come last week!), work on adoption paperwork, post Craigslist items, practice Awana verses, kiss boo-boos, change diapers and snuggle all my little ones… can you guess which ones I will savor?