Today has been one of those days I will probably remember for the rest of my life. We had a yard sale to raise funds for Haven. Last week our community newspaper ran a story on Haven’s adoption (I will post it later). My friend and fellow homeschooling mom, Shauna, wrote the story and did an amazing job. Haven’s story touched the hearts of our community. Our phone rang with complete strangers wanting to donate goods and their time. People came by our house with the most incredible things to sell…not just the “usual” yard sale items….expensive things that they could have made money on for themselves!!! But no….they wanted to give to it us, for Haven 🙂 They wanted to be a part of bringing her home. Oh my goodness, we have been touched…touched by the hearts and generosity of people, most who we do not even know.
This morning people arrived at our house in droves. They had read the paper, they had seen the signs around town advertising a “special” yard sale. They came to be a blessing. Some did not even buy a thing, they just came to give a donation. One older couple came…into Anthony’s hand they gave a check for $500!!!!!!! We have no idea who they are…they just wanted to be a blessing! Our friends the Pack’s (including precious Suella) and the Richard’s practically cleared out their homes to help us :), they gave and gave and gave. A couple who we do not know made 3 TRIPS from town 30 minutes away with full carloads…just to GIVE.
We are humbled….amazed at the kindness and generosity of people. When an appeal was made through a newspaper article…God moved on the hearts of MANY. Those who do not know our Father probably are so unaware that they were USED by the Almighty God to help bring a child into her forever family. Wow!
The result……..$2100!!!!!!! In one morning we raised that HUGE amount. And…we still have a few amazing things that we will sell. And the news gets even better…some precious and amazing friends of ours in Australia BLESSED us with $900 today!!!!!!! Oh my goodness…how Great is our God????? $3000 in ONE DAY!
Sweet friends….we are so close, we only need about $3500 more! That’s it. When you end up paying around $30 000 for an adoption….$3500 feels like we are almost there. We have such grateful hearts tonight. We are so deeply touched. After being turned down for a financial grant we applied for…God showed us today that He is MORE than able to provide every dollar we still need. Haven is HIS child before she is ours :).
Thank you to EVERYONE who was part of our amazing blessing today! Thank you Lord Jesus for your faithfulness.