Saturday, September 27, 2008

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Drumroll Please…

Yesterday, I was speechless. Today, I am overwhelmed with amazement and awe of what the Lord has done. We had another terrific day at the garage sale…not as big as yesterday, but better than I expected. We only took two small loads to the Goodwill, and I have several bins of consignable items, that I’ll let rack up and collect the checks for our fund.

I have been so blessed by all of my fabulous family and friends, who have given their stuff, their time to price, sort, and sell the stuff, who came and bought the stuff, and who have just given their love to us. The garage sale was a load of work…but so well worth it!!

When we were sorting and pricing, I just kept praying, “Lord, please let all this work be worth it…so many people have given so much.” Well, he heard me.Our friends have rushed in, worked hard, kept me company, and give, give, given, and given more. I am humbled to tears.

Here’s a few fun highlights of the G-Sale…I was surprised by 3 wonderful friends the night of pricing and sorting who saved me from being up til the wee hours of the night! (Thanks Mom, Nicole, Louette, and Diana!!)

Surprised by my dear friend, Dee, who showed up 2 hours early the day of to help out…this lady KNOWS how to sell. She was organizing, and merchandising the goods all day to keep it moving (moving…right into her truck…she also knows how to SHOP). She blessed my socks off by helping all day, shopping all day, and at the end of the day, giving me the proceeds from HER Garage Sale the week before. HOLY COW. Oh…and she’s so giving, she even bought some things for a family with a baby that came through who she sensed “needed extra love”. What a beautiful heart!!

My Mom and dad…cleaned out their closets and garage and donated TONS of great stuff, and worked their tails off to help us. My mom, is such a good mom…she brought me Starbucks, Krispy Kremes, and snacks and pizza and drinks for all of us workers. AND, tonight after the sale, we celebrated all of our hard work with pedicures at the mall.

Yesterday, so many friends came by to keep us company and contribute by donating stuff and buying stuff—general support! Thanks Mere, Jen, Carina, Trish, Louette, Shayna

THEN, my 2 cousins and Aunt came by. My cousin had two little baby toys in her hand (maybe 50 cents worth) and said “is a check okay?” I said sure, and she handed me the check. FOR $450!!!! I bawled. She hugged me, said she and her hubby believed in us and God put it on their hearts to give to us. (I’m crying again! Dang.)

Then, after they left, my mom said…did you see this? My aunt had given her a check for $200!!

The sales kept rolling in all day…I was so blessed. Today was another great day…2 of my dear dear friends, Selene and Traci, came to keep me company and help all morning. (Traci kindly commenting “Thanks for supporting a great cause” before anyone had the chance to try and bargain with us…everyone payed full price, thanks to her! Except one grouchy old guy, who was afraid I was selling him a bum palm pilot) Selene fought off her nasty morning sickness to give her support!

This afternoon, after packing it all in (Thanks so much Dad, for all your tearing down help!) I sat down to tally up the cash….all in all for the last 2 days, $1,978!! Almost $2000!!!! I can not believe it!! I went out to tell Matt. Again, before I knew it, the tears were flowing. God totally confirmed that we are moving in the direction He’s called us. No doubt about it. I recovered, we decided to go celebrate God’s goodness and go out to dinner with my folks. Matt brought in the mail, and said, “Hey, look what came in the mail!”A note from a teacher buddy of his from last year, It said, “Annie and I will be praying for your adoption process!” AND, a check. FOR $400!!! I just stood there with my mouth hanging open…”ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?! I about fell over, but had to laugh. God is so amazing. He will make the path for us, every step!! Have I told you my favorite verse of the moment? (this week actually) Exodus 14:14- God will fight for you. You just need to be still. UM, OK. I will. This weekend has given me so much hope and excitement. God is amazing, generous, and knows our every need. He moves His people to do what he wants to do, I LOVE THAT.

So, Grand Total for the weekend…$2,378!! Un-stinking-believeable!! My nose is stuffy from crying today…Everytime I think about God’s faithfulness through our friends and family’s generosity, My heart overflows. Thanks everyone!


PS, another fun thing, was that when people learned about WHY we were having the garage sale, they’d take their purchases to the car or their house, and then bring back more stuff for us to sell!! It was so awesome. I do have pictures, but Blogger is "too busy" for me to upload them. How rude.

8 comments:

Trish said...

WOW!!

now i'm crying.

God is so AWESOME!

Meredith said...

Totally crying here. God is so very very good!! I love you guys!! Thank you so much for showing such great faith. I love that you and Matt have chosen to sit and watch God... to "be still". He knows exactly who the perfect little girl will be that is to come into your family and His timing is perfect. Love you!

Julie said...

add me to the crying list! that is stinkin amazing. the whole dee giving her garage sale funds...then the other checks...holy cow. so great. so wish i could have been there.

Lee Ann said...

GOD IS SO AMAZING!!!!!

Tamara said...

To Him be the Glory! Your faith of a mustard seed will move mountains - so, so happy for you - wish I could have been there to help! I thought about you a lot... this testimony will build others faith, Eryn - I just know it... can't wait to see your video play at Summit View - another beautiful example of the "family" that we have in Christ. And, for the record, Dee is truly one of the greatest evidences of God's love in the way she reaches out and blesses others in need - may you be richly rewarded and blessed two-fold in return for the way you show His love. As Chris would say, "Good job!"

Denise Crawford said...
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Denise Crawford said...

God is so amazing - He is providing in unbelievable ways and I know that He is already preparing that precious little girl to be a Kesler. This week is proof that this IS the path He has put you on and He will provide the means for it to happen. All day Friday at the garage sale I was getting these little images of a beautiful brown eyed girl standing next to those two beautiful fair haired, fair-skinned boys...imagining Christmases and family times...okay, I'm just a little emotional too!! Very sweet. As much as I'm blown away by just how much you were able to gain toward the adoption process, I am blessed to the core by seeing how your friends love and support and surround you. It was a HUGE blessing to this Mom to mix it up with those beautiful people who give so much, both materially for the sale and emotionally in support and love, as well as prayer support and time to just hang out and walk this process with you. God's love showed up in a thousand ways this week! Love you - Mom

Our journey said...

How amazing Eryn! God is good! I had no idea you could make that much at a garage sale until we held one in April. I am continuously grateful and amazed at how God provides for us every step of the way.

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