Saturday, June 05, 2010

Un.Believable.

I am in shock.

Good shock.

I've cried, stopped, then cried again. I can't stop smiling.

Did I mention we have a $3000 payment due this summer? Did I mention that when we first started the adoption process we truly and strongly felt God telling us that HE would provide if we would just trust Him?

Oh, and by the way, our little Yard Sale that I was hoping would raise $1000?

$2848.

Are you smiling now too?! I would bet that you are. :) Because you are all awesome and pretty much everyone I know in the world helped with this sale in some way or another. People were praying--for a yard sale! How hilariously awesome. SO MANY PEOPLE donated items--from small picture frames to surround sound speakers and travel systems and expensive cameras. Others donated time--hours spent online doing my craigslist ads and putting up my signs to the hours spent sitting with me at the sale as the shoppers? Kept coming and coming and coming. Constant traffic for 2 straight days, watching our donated items disappearing and our cash box filling. Other friends came from near and far and bought lots of things they didn't need and poured donations into our little jar, and one friend who has made a pledge that will bump us over the $3000 mark.

My cup runneth over? Understatement. My swimming pool is running over. And also my eyes, of course.

Now. I'm going to sleep. For a very, very, very long time.

17 comments:

sarah said...

That is just AWESOME! God is SO good! I have never heard of a sale doing that well. Seriously! The power of prayer is pretty awesome! Wish I could have been there to help, but I'm so glad it was a success! I'm so giddy right now! =) Oh, and then the story about your neighbor! Wow!

April said...

Oh I have tears for God's amazing provision! I'm so happy for you-what a tremendous blessing!!

nabz said...

yaaaaaa!!!! GOD is AMAZING!!!! so happy for you guys Jen. What a testiment that God does provide and ask and you shall recieve. beautiful! thanks for the update!! :)

Heidi said...

So wonderful! Thank you for sharing your journey and your faith with us.

Nina said...

Psalms 7:17 Oh,how grateful and thankful I am to the Lord because he is so good. I will sing praise to the name of the Lord who is above all lords.
My happy heart is so grateful to God for this answer to our prayers. I get very excited for our little ones to see what an answer to prayer looks like. A yard sale for a new family member to come . How God provide funds and the gathering of so many for this wonderful purpose. I heard Carson and Sydney were awesome at there lemonade stand. I love you all so much.

Becky said...

I'm just overwhelmed with joy...and that doesn't even do it justice! Watching God provide abundantly for your adoption- it's just a blessing to be a part of it with you. He is so good and what a confirmation that you're being obedient to the plans He has for you! Hope you get that rest. You sure worked hard and I'm so glad it paid off. :)

Carrie said...

My eyes are overflowing! And my heart too! I prayed for you. God is good is the understatement of a lifetime! Love and hugs!

Jessica said...

Ok, I'm totally tearing up too! So, so, so happy for you guys!

Rory said...

OH MY WOOOOOORD!!!! I am so amazed. God is AWESOME!! Crying here in Lake O...

Steph said...

YAHOOOOOOO! Everything I would have said has been said already so I'll just add another YAHOOOOOOOO! and a GOD IS GOOD! Love you guys!

Shannan said...

That news makes my day- I just absolutely love hearing how God answers prayer! You renewed my faith with that testiment of your yard sale. Hurray!

Jewels said...

Jen that is so awesome. Talk about confirmation that you are going in the right direction. I really admire you and Trent for being willing and brave enough to go on this journey. It is not for the faint of heart. You are in my prayers and I can't wait to see who God places into your family.

Jeremy said...

aww! so like our God! that is very cool! kim

Lyonslove said...

How amazing to SEE God at work and to FEEL HIS Blessings!!! Love you!

butters said...

Oh Jen, I'm so blessed to hear this and really feel so encouraged. I love when we feel God's leading and He so affirms it to us in amazing ways. What a confirmation for you all. Love you and believe me, I was there in spirit and in prayers. I was riding my bike praying for you!! Love you.

Jan said...

I loved the look on Mike's face yesterday when I asked him how it went. I knew immediately it was good news! How amazing -- we now realize we could have donated, but God took care of it didn't He! Yay and Yay and Praise the Lord for all His benefits!!

Jay and Chandra and Penny Regan said...

What good news! I'm needing good news right now as my husband is looking for a job. So encouraged by your story!