May 22, 2009

Yard Sales, eBay, & Papers, Oh My!

We decided to do another 2 day garage sale. We didn't have much to contribute as we purged closets for the last sale, but we put out a message to our homeschool group for donations. We also went to garage sales in our neighborhood last weekend and offered to come get their leftovers for them when their sales were finished. So, we spent last week preparing for the garage sale this week. We had several friends and their kiddos come help with sorting, set-up, selling, and clean-up. It is such a blessing in itself to see children pitch in their time and little muscles to help us adopt a child. We were overwhelmed with kindness of friends and neighbors as we approached our sale yesterday and today.

We set a goal of $500. Guess what? In 2 days, God provided our adoption fund with $502! Praise His name!!

I continue to eBay A LOT. In fact, I am neglecting my new love of photography and need to dust off that camera this weekend and snap some photos of my kiddos. I pray you all have a wonderful Memorial Day as you recognize & celebrate the lives of those who gave their lives to keep our country free!!

We STILL wait for the clearance from CO for the HS. I hear it should be mailed this coming week?? C'mon form!! USCIS is next and we have the money ready now! Thank you Jesus!


  1. Baby steps....but EVERY step is so important and momentous in your journey to your little one. God is so faithful in His provision!

    I'm hoping to do a garage sale as well.....I've definitely been 'nesting' and have been busy de-cluttering and weeding out the closets:-).

  2. Oh, this is amazing news and so many are working together to bring this blessing home!

    I'm so happy you are all set for the next step; thanks for keeping us posted!


  3. Step by step He will guide your way. PTL for $2 OVER GOAL!

  4. $502! That is awesome the way God provided! I must saythat I admire the hard work that you are doing to raise your adoption funds...even though it means neglecting the fun stuff like photography. Great picture of sacrificial love.

    have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you for the encouraging word here! God is faithful to meet our needs.
    Where do you want a child from? This is wonderful! thank you for visiting me!!

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