Our Chinese Butterflies

Our Chinese Butterflies

Fristoe family

Fristoe family
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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Garage Sale: Day 1

Wow.  That is all I can say.  My two sons, Dewey and Daniel, and I were up until 2:00 am, trying to set up everything.  People kept stopping and wanting to "shop" even though I wasn't open yet.  I ended up making $110.00 and wasn't even open.  I finally was just too tired and too cold and decided to call it a night.  Got home and in bed by 2:30 and up at 6:00.  I got to the sale and there were a couple of people already there.  The morning started slow and we still had so much stuff to put out.  I got a call from my daughter, Abby, telling me Hannah had another temp of 104.2, so I rushed home and took care of her.  I ended up taking her back to the doctor.  Thanks to my wonderful friend, SARA and to DEWEY, DANIEL, and ABBY, my sale went forward without any problems.  I really don't know what I would have done without them!!!!!!  The sale officially closed at 3 pm and all my help left shortly thereafter.  So, as I slowly put everything away and covered up what I could, people still came and shopped.  My last customer came at 7:15 pm.  I was really starting to slow down when my husband called and asked me if I had been on our family sponsor page recently and I had told him, not since Monday, when we had $25.00.  He told me we were now sitting at $3025.00!!!!!  I got a second, maybe third wind and was excited about cleaning up.  I can't believe how things are going and falling right into place.  I am so praying that we can have Clare home by the new year.  If God continues to bless us, it just may happen.  I would love nothing more then to be able to have her here for her 5th birthday, I have already missed too many. 

What I learned from my first garage sale is that I probably bit off more than I could chew, but I was able to rise above it all, with the help of God, family and friends.  All the hard work was worth it and will even be better when I get to hold my new daughter and give her a big kiss.  I am in awe of the generosity of others.   There are so many good people out there, just hiding and waiting for their chance to shine.  God is GOOD and oh so GREAT!  I am willing to do this again, for the right cause.

I want to say THANK YOU to everyone that shopped, donated, prayed and helped us out.  I would have never been able to accomplish what I did today.  There are 3 days left of the sale and I am already excited to tell you how we did, but I am going to keep you in suspense until Sunday.  I won't be able to post on Saturday night, because I messed up when I scheduled my garage sale this weekend, because my husband had already scheduled a benefit concert for Clare.  As soon as I am done with clean up, I will be on my way to the concert.  I hope to see some of you there!


1 comment:

  1. Suzanne,

    We started to make it down there to the yard sale today, but too many things came up, but it sounds as if God is blessing you all and little Claire...praying for you! Thanks for taking the time to share what God is doing.