Welcome! As we step out in faith to adopt from Ghana, we started this blog as a way to share the story of our adoption journey with family and friends. Step by step on this journey we are learning to trust in and rely on God all the more.
If you would like to start reading about our journey from the beginning start with the January 1st post, "How it all Started".

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Awesome Friends and the Garage Sale

Sadly some rain messed up the sign

At some point during this process we planned to have an adoption fundraising garage sale. I just thought it would be after we had a referral. But since we don’t know when that will be, and because we are in garage sale season, my friend “C” encouraged me to have one now. It made sense, so June 24th-26th we did.

We both put out a request for donations and we were blown away by the responses. There were so many donations that we actually had to use space in our neighbor’s garage the first night.

Not only were Ken & I blessed with donations, we were also blessed by the number of friends who donated their time. What an awesome help!!! What awesome friends we have!!!

Another thing that stands out from the garage sale was the number of people that stopped by to tell me their adoption stories. It was so cool!! We also had many people, many of which were strangers, donate money to our adoption. We really felt the support of our friends and the community. What an awesome blessing!!

We do have one sad memory from the weekend; one we don't want to have to share, but it part of our journey, our story. Ken’s parents were very helpful & kept the kids for us while we were having the sale. On the 26th, a couple hours before the sale completely ended, I received a call from my mother-in-law. Nicole, who had be seizure free for 5 years and off her seizure meds for almost a year, had a seizure. My heart sunk & hurt for her. It was so very hard not to be with her; it was the first known one she had without me. We also feared that the progress we saw in her after she went off the meds would be lost when she went back on them.

It’s been a few weeks and thankfully she has had no more seizures. They did put her back on the meds, but only half the dose she was on before. And thankfully she has not lost any of progress she had previously made.

Below are some pictures from the garage sale. Sadly, I thought about taking pictures the last day of the sale. I wish I had a picture of our full front yard and of each of the friends that helped. To everyone that helped make our adoption fundraising garage sale a success, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!!

This was made by "C'. It asked for people to help
 bring friends home for thier children. Thank you!

A couple of awesome friends. Thank you "J' & "LJ"!
More awesome friends. Thank you "S" & "C"!!
The Ghana display table