In an attempt to defray the cost of our moving expenses and to free ourselves of EXCESSIVE possessions, we had a yard sale. My neighbor teased me about the traffic jam the sale caused. (By the way, we have wonderful neighbors!) Wednesday, a friend stood standby to help but as appointments go, our scheduled collided and it didn't work out. BUT God sent a knight in shining pick up truck to our drive way at just the right time so the tables were delivered. Then another friend showed up to move boxes and unpack and another to bring the supplies to scoop up some ice cream cones for us all to enjoy.
Thursday, a message arrived that a friend would be here at 1. Then another arrived, then another, and yet another! It was just what I needed to keep going. These ladies brought donations to help raise funds in rubber totes that they said I could keep after the sale because they knew we needed them to move. They carried, moved, priced, giggles, shopped, and BLESSED me! One mama took Miss B. to dance class with her to buy me more time. Some stayed even after I left and worked away.
Friday was the sell and they showed up again to help in anyway I needed or to guide me in what I should be doing because the task seemed overwhelming at times. The lemonade stand was rocking with Miss B and Dolly with baked goods she had prepared along with some that were donated. Our lunch was delivered on Friday by a sweet mama who then stayed and shopped. Folks from area churches came to hug me, speak words of encouragement and find something they could certainly live without but just wanted to bless us....and they did! It really was way more than I anticipated!
The girls were rescued from ladies that love them and they love for a "date" so not to have to do the yard sale for 2 days. They had a blast and indeed needed to be away from it all.
We were so very encouraged by the love of the church and our opportunity to bless others by making deals. It was good to watch it walk away with new, happy owners! I have noticed the blessing was even bigger if the children knew the child their possessions would go to. It just makes it easier. We were able to share a bit about what God is doing in us and our call to Haiti.
The house is still in shambles from the aftermath. There is still more to do, but this weekend is over and we are indeed more blessed than tired. It was a good weekend and allowed me to work along side of my friends at least one more time. There is less on our plates to mess with in terms of possessions as we continue this journey and God continues to bless us through others.