Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We have the best family and friends. They donated their unwanted stuff for us to sell, with all proceeds going to our adoption fund. As you can see, (and seriously this picture doesn't do it justice!) we had A LOT OF STUFF!!!! This picture was taken before everything was sorted and priced. It was humbling to us that so many people took the time to collect their things, and help us out. They gave us some really great things too. My mother in-law, sister's in-law, Mother and myself spent hours Friday sorting and pricing. Even though it was raining first thing Saturday morning, we got up, set up some tents, and hoped for the best. We can't thank our parents, Mel and Wayne, and Heather enough for giving up their Saturday to help us run the sale. Not to mention thanks to Marz and Rick, Adam and Heidi, and Adam and Melissa for all the stuff they donated.

Kayleigh was there, looking cute and making us smile!

Wayne and Callie were trying out the goods to make sure they were suitable to sell!

Our awesome friends, Jack and Katie, who donated many things for the sale, came out to show their support! That's them on the right. See, I told you, we have the greatest friends!

This is Donna and Melanie. Donna generously donated many things, and also stopped by and scored some cool stuff!

So people came from 8 a.m. on, and even the 1 time it rained, their were still people showing up. It was truly a God thing, that the rain held off, and we sold a ton of stuff. I don't know the exact figure, but it was more than we could have ever imagined. AND we still have a garage full of stuff so there will be another sale in a couple weeks. God is so good, and he really is leading us on this journey. People were so supportive, wishing us well, and some even gave us an extra donation for the cause. Amazing. Complete strangers. Caring. For. Us. Amazing.

This picture pretty much sums up the day. We were all exhausted, but Kayleigh was the only one lucky enough to sneak in a few naps!

Thank you to everyone that donated stuff and money, gave their time to help sell, and for the many people that came and bought our stuff. Last but not least, thank you to God for such a humbling experience. We are so blessed.

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


Team Clancy said...

Jess - that is awesome! What a great idea and I am glad it turned out so well!

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