I also did NO WORK all week. Seriously. People gave a TON more items for the sale and they just got put in the garage. I didn't sort through anything or price anything. I literally didn't worry about the 2nd yard sale ONCE last week. Before the first one I worked my rear off all week and fretted over things almost every day. None of that this time around. I had family in town and I just spent every day spending time with and enjoying them.
We still got up at the crack of dawn Saturday morning to set up. My new and wonderful friend Chloe met us there at 6am to help us set up!! I am SO thankful because it was a HUGE help!! Chloe - you are simply fabulous!!
So, how did round 2 go? Ummmm - AMAZING! We had about the same number of people show up BUT nearly every single person noticed the signs and asked us all about the adoption. Most people gave an extra donation even if it was only $5. Every one said they thought it was wonderful and wished us luck. I have to point out that I made no changes to the signs... the same ones that were there the first time were up the second. It was as if God took the blinders off these people and opened their eyes and hearts. I truly believe that's what happened. Thank you - from the bottom of my heart - for your prayers... I wish I could hug each and every one of you and look you in the eyes and express my gratitude. Truly.
Our total was: $626... which means between both yard sales we made $1,063!! Isn't God GREAT?!
I also feel the need to share that God has provided for us in miraculous ways throughout this whole journey. If I had my way we would have had all the money together up front. But God has asked us to trust and lean on Him. It's a hard lesson to learn, but a very necessary one. HE has provided the amount we've needed for each payment as we've needed it. Not before and not after. So, we now have enough money for the payment that comes with our referral... hmmm... might we be getting that call soon???
Since we've watched the power of prayer in our life this week I am all ready to get to it again. Will you please pray with us that we would get our referral call very soon? I am so ready to see that little face!
(ps - I've been doing some work in in Tucker's room and can't wait to post pictures soon!!)
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