Thankful

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This whole week was just amazing. It felt awesome and so real to share our adoption story with so many people. On a Monday we decided to have a garage sale to help with the expenses of bringing our son home. By Thursday our garage was packed with donations. By Saturday at noon we had raised fifteen hundred and six dollars towards adoption expenses. And that my friends is a miracle! The week was full of raw emotions and was a humbling experience.
THANK YOU

To the barista who serves me coffee on a weekly basis, thank you for sharing your own adoption story with humor, “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m Asian!” Hahaha! “I was adopted from South Korea and I would love to donate because adoption is close to my heart!”

THANK YOU

To the sweet friends who pulled up with a trailer full of items they were saving for their own yard sale.
THANK YOU

To the neighbor who knocked on our door with an entire dining set and shared that the cause was familiar to her, as her daughter is a missionary in Burkina Faso.
THANK YOU

To the workout friend who got her little girls involved by having them sort through their toys to help another child find a forever family!
THANK YOU

To several young mommies who last minute sorted through your stuff, and found the time in your busy schedules to help us out on such short notice.
THANK YOU

To my parents who painted this huge sign, and watched Laken and River all weekend.  We couldn’t have done this without you!
THANK YOU

To new friends (who I literally met weeks ago), who contacted me and had a whole truckload of items to give, and made me feel like I’ve known you forever, or at least should have!
THANK YOU

To the car load of friends who rolled up at 5:30 am to help us set up!
THANK YOU

To old friends (some we hadn’t seen in years, who don’t even go to yard sales) who showed up at our house to show support:)
THANK YOU

To the neighbors who rolled up their garage door and said we would like to donate all of this (it was a garage sale in itself)!
THANK YOU

To the complete strangers who showed up at our yard sale to support a good cause, and asked questions about our adoption making it feel so real.
THANK YOU

To everyone that we forgot to thank, this is for you
THANK YOU

To our littlest son.   I know that you are already loved by someone half way around the world. We just want you to know that here in Idaho, even though we do not yet know your name, so many people are rooting for you, love you, are preparing for you, and want to play a part in your unfolding story! The morning of the yard sale as I was staking yard sale signs on street corners in the dark….A large plane flew buy overhead. It was very loud and very low. Planes always make me think of you! It was a special moment and I held back the tears, knowing that this was just a little reminder of what the day was for.

Bless YOU, YOU are so loved, THANKFUL for YOU!

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