It's been said, "It takes a village to raise a child."
But concerning our adoption, I've said, "It'll take a village to help us get our child."
The good news...
I've found the village.
And to all the village people who helped us this past weekend pull off the most amazing first fundraiser ever, thank you. We are in debt to you.
You spread the word.
You donated things for us to sell.
You priced the items.
You organized and sorted the massive pile of stuff.
You loaded the trailers the night before.
You unloaded the trailers the next morning.
You set up over twenty tables.
You put up eleven tents.
You unpacked boxes.
You willingly baked brownies, cookies, cupcakes, truffles, and other delicious goodies for us to sell.
You purchased water bottles and sodas for us to sell.
You put on aprons, rolled up your sleeves and you worked.
You carried the purchases to the cars of those who bought them.
You shopped. You brought your kids to shop.
You handed us checks.
You shared our story with anyone who had time to listen.
You stood on the side of the road, beckoning people to come.
You helped us break it all down and pack it all up at the end.
You encouraged us.
You supported us.
You gave--your time, your energy, your love.
We couldn't have done it without you.
Because of God's favor and you, we had the most successful yard sale I've heard of to date.
Over $4100 was raised for our adoption fund! Yep. That's right. $4100!
Astounding. Mind-blowing. Remarkable.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
"God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!"
Ephesians 3:20 (The Message)