Monday, September 6, 2010

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Hi dear friends!
As promised, I'm back to share
all the details of our Garage Sale Fundraiser.

I'll start by saying I LOVE garage sales.
Yes, it's a sickness I know.
But I'd be withholding information
if I didn't tell you I actually enjoy garage sales.
I love going to them,
I love having them.
It's a TON of work, but totally worth it.
How else can you meet such a variety of people,
clean out your stuff and make a little money
all in the same day?!

With that being said I feel confident to continue. :)

Since I had a total of 3 sales last summer,
I new I'd be back for more this year.
So along with all of the Hinson's stuff,
I've been accepting donations.
These donations spanned a nine month period
and filled a two car garage.
Friends and family supported our efforts
by the truck load!

Now it's been a long, hot, chaotic summer.
Which meant the easiest thing to
procrastinate doing was our garage sale.
That is until the first of September rolled around.
I was determined to pull this thing off.
I'm here to tell ya
that not only did we pull it off,
our sale was a HUGE success!
Armed with more stuff than I could find a place for,
a best-friend running the "register"
and a God who orchestrated all the details
In a mere two days,
between sales and donations,
we raised $1,000.00 to put towards our adoption!!!

Then as if the money raised wasn't enough,
God used the angels who shopped
to encourage my weary heart.
We had numerous people
that shopped twice, each day.
They brought their friends and family members...
shared stories of how they had been touched by adoption...
and one even introduced me to the child she had adopted.
Sometimes God isn't enough,
He's too much!
And this my friends was one of those times.

The amount of love God poured out
was exactly what I needed to keep going.
So thank you,
thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you for the donations,
words of encouragement,
surprise visitors,
hard work,
and most importantly,
for not telling me how bad I smelt
when I through my arms around your neck! ; )

God's blessings loved ones,
(the luckiest Mama you know)


Rachel McPhillips said...

So glad for you! One more step closer to getting Emily Margaret here!

Tara Anderson said...

I'm so glad that God is being "too much" for you right now!!! It's amazing to see HIM coming through to handle all the little adoption details...that seem so overwhelming to us! He's gonna bring your girl home!!!