Well today didn’t start out like any other day I’ll assure you of that one thing. My Saturday’s generally don’t begin with a 4:30 wake up call, but this Saturday we were doing this garage sale come hell or high water, it was going down today. Last week we were totally rained out, not torrential rain but constant, drizzling, cold rain for about 48 hours before and during our sale. I had taken the day off of work at the defunct garage sale so I was pretty bummed about not being able to be there this weekend. Anywho, after I wrestled a futon mattress in the backseat of our loaner truck, and tripped over the piano bench and landed on my knee cap I was ready and raring to go for this thing!!!! I could only be there for the nitty gritty where you drag all the stuff out and set up the signs but had to be at work by 8:30. We had SO MUCH STUFF! I mean seriously, just a ton of stuff, we looked like the best garage sale on the block! We had five televisions, a lawn mower, two couches, bookcases, more children’s and women’s clothing than Target could ever have, we were fully stocked with the most magnificent garage sale items. When I left at 8:15 I was a little worried, I’ve heard horror stories about crazy garage salers who basically pound your door down until you’re ready to start so when I left and only about seven people had come through I was like, oh boy this is no good. Then around 10ish Tyler text me that we were rockin‘ and a rollin’! The sun came out and so did the people, it was awesome! We had some real “professional’s” in our midst, who would offer us $2 for something that was $10 and would roll their eyes like we were crazy for not giving it to them, but overall it turned out FANTASTIC! When all is said and done we made a little over $600 in about six hours.
We advertised our cause for raising this money and had quite a few donations from people just wanting to give something a little extra...I love it. I love that so many people will play a part in this child’s life before they’re even here. I love that we’ll get to tell those stories to them when they’re old enough to understand, I love that our baby will be part of a big adoption family from the start. I’ll point out someone at church and say “That person helped bring you to us, that person loved you before they met you”. That is the truth, that is our journey. The journey of people giving to this great cause.
Isaiah 61:11 “The earth causes plants to grow,and a garden causes the seeds planted in it to grow.In the same way the Lord God will make goodness and praise come from all the nations.”