Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hard to believe...we had a yard sale in the pouring rain !

We ended up having our yard sale on Saturday morning (well...technically, it was a GARAGE sale). We never really had enough break in the weather to put our things out in the driveway. But we had gathered our donations and I spent the week pricing the items, so we figured we should give it a try. I am bummed that I was too busy to take pictures. I will try and remember next time. And YES, there will be a next time. We have some left over things and I am going to start taking more donations of items for the next yard sale.

When Chuck was putting the signs out early in the morning, he said he was doing it in faith that people would come and the effort would be worth it. And God blessed the effort. We were swamped with people and sold almost everything. We were not prepared to display the items in the garage, but that didn't stop our shoppers. They dug through boxes of items and clothes and didn't seem to mind the mess. It felt a little crazy and messy, but all in all it was a good day.

The girls sold baked goods (that my dear friend donated) and we had signs up that said it was an adoption fundraiser and people were very encouraging and many were generous. We raised $500 !!! We were thrilled and shocked that it went that well. Worth the effort it took and we are going to try and do another one in a few weeks. This last one we pulled off in just one week (no wonder I am tired).

I just love it how it was another reminder that even though the circumstances were not ideal, God isn't held back by it. I am grateful for the wonderful reminder that He is STILL in control.

5 comments:

K-Sue said...

Great results! Looking forward to having the new Peters child home with his/her family!

cdgantz said...

Congrats! Those people in that state are crazy! When we lived there, we had a garage sale in pouring rain too! It's amazing how dedicated some garage-salers are!

Praying for your journey!

Cindy said...

What a great day!

Tim and Susan said...

I am SO glad it went well and God blessed your efforts and hard work. Yea.

Tim and Susan said...

I am so glad you put the 2 time lines on the side of your blog. It helps us understand what you are up to and where in the process you are. So neat how God is blessing and helping this to move forward quickly!! I am sure there will be times ahead where you are "stuck" waiting, but it's great that you can help move things forward at this stage.