Along with Megan & I were: Karen, Donna, Denise, Sylvia, Amanda, Tara, Melissa S and Niki. We received a TON of great donations from people at Grace (our church) as well as the parents at Megan's Daycare Center, which is where we had the sale.
|Me, Des, Isaiah, Donna & Megan|
We made $765.10 today!! And that is not including the 15% that one of the Daycare parents will be giving us off the total orders she received on the "Thirty-One" bags she sells. We are now just a few hundred away from what we need. Praise God!
The rain held off and the day was a lot of fun. It was my pleasure to share and hear others share with people about why we were having the yard sale - and about the little girl who inspired me to hope. We had one lady buy $7 in items and gave us $100 and said keep the rest. Rachel's life continues to touch people's hearts in a way that brings healing to mine like no other.
|Rachel's Display - We actually had quite a few donations |
and some possible volunteers for the build day!
The cards in the front got mailed out to our entire congregation (475)
and to our family & friends
|Everyone said this hat wouldn't sell, so Donna bought it... |
When she left, she donated it back and it sold again!!
|Amanda working the "register"|
|Des & Isaiah eating their hot dogs|
This morning at 5:30 while I drove to start working, I thought to myself... There aren't many things that can get me out of bed at this time with a positive attitude. I thought about how many things I have been able to do with and for Rachel. The way just knowing her has given me a drive to accomplish so much in her honor. I came over the hill and there was a pretty pink strip along the horizon. Just like my girl... a little bit of pink on my horizon... I looked away for a second and when I looked back, it was gone. Just like my girl... here and gone before I knew it.
Towards the end of the yard sale, I had Samuel stand in front of the table so I could take a picture. As I snapped it I noticed something that I hadn't noticed before. Samuel got his sweater as a Christmas present from Memere & Pepere Aube... I have not once paid attention to what it says, but it happens to have a very important number on it...
|Rachel's big brother, Sam :o)|
(Sylvia in the background)
I miss my baby.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who donated your items and especially your time to help make this yard sale a huge success!
With Love & Endless Hope,
Stacy & Rachel ♥