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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Garage Sale Results...

Wow, what an amazing three days at our Adoption Benefit Garage Sale! We had over 20 families donate items for us to sell, and let me tell you that we had a HUGE variety of stuff to sell! Especially clothes...wow, I've never seen so many!

We made $2,473.93 ...absolutely unbelievable! I told Austin from the beginning that I would be happy if we made $1,000 and blown away if we made $2,000. And to think we made nearly $2,500! Our Lord is so good! I'm telling everyone that I think Jesus multiplied $20 bills because it doesn't seem like we took in that much money. Praise Jesus for His provision! Between donations from people, t-shirt sales, and what we made off of the garage sale, we have enough to cover the rest of our home study fees ($500), our next payment to Carolina Adoption Services ($3,500) and our payment to USCIS ($830). Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow!

Thank you to everyone who donated items, came out to work with us, came out in support of our sale, and prayed for us. You will never know just how much of a blessing you are to our family!

Thanks to the following people/families who donated their stuff for us to sell:

Stan and Darby Allen
Steve and Jeanie Cook
Danny and Becky Creswell
Brittany Doss
Chad and Jennifer Eidemiller
Sherrell and Rebecca Greene
Sean and Andi Harper
C.W. and Elizabeth Holland
Jacquie Honeycutt
Mandi Jones
Camden Kitchin
Victor and Judy Lee
Haley Lewis
Kerry Memory
Dan and Carrie Morton
Jayson and Amanda Mullen
Zach Onusic
Jara and Ashley Priban
Ashton and Jennifer Roberts
Cecil and Markel Sewell
Cecil and Sharon Sewell
Van and Sarah Shaver
Nicole Van Iwaarden
David and Heather Wise

Thank you to those who came and gave their time to help us sell stuff:

Darby Allen
Jeanie Cook
Jennifer Eidemiller
Grace Neuburg
Alicia Norwood
Markel Sewell
Sarah Shaver

Thanks especially to our families. My mom spent two very long days with us and didn't slow down the entire time. She kept everything so organized and neat, and she was such a huge help with Caleb, too. And we wouldn't have had the great trailer and tent if it weren't for Austin's parents. Austin's mom spent all day Saturday helping us with the sale and with Caleb, too. We are truly blessed with wonderful families!

Thanks most of all to Jesus, for calling us to this adoption and making us get uncomfortable. We are learning more and more every day what it means to depend on Him.

And to our little girl in Moldova...we did all of this for you. We love you so much already and want to bring you home to your family! We're coming as fast as we can!

1 comment:

  1. That is AWESOME!

    Do you guys live in NC? We're in Hope Mills!