Monday, October 17, 2011

Thanks Be to God

We are humbled at God's goodness. What a wonderful craft show we had. What wonderful generous people God brought.

Let me back up a minute and give you a few details so that you can truly see God's provision. We decided on Oct. 15th for the craft sale as that was the only weekend we had NO soccer. Well, we had so many people respond they could not come for one reason or another-mostly it was fall break for several schools and they were headed out of town or there was another sporting event of some sort and it was out of town. Then it rained. All week. Every soccer practice was cancelled. We didn't get to hand out the fliers. Julia and I were quite depressed Thursday nite. We had a house FULL of crafts and all we could think about was Saturday nite -few people showing up and STILL having a house FULL of crafts! We talked about it and realized we HAD to rely on God. We HAD to give it to Him and trust He would bring the people He wanted to be there. Oh how He showed us His "stuff"! He brought the people. So many wonderful people.We are thankful for each and everyone of them He provided. We are humbled at the generosity and support of those that came and we enjoyed chatting with each and everyone of them and sharing a little bit of our precious Lulu's story with them.

I had a "dream" goal for this sale that I dared to dream and then I had what I thought was a more realistic goal. God had another goal. It was 2-1/2 times my "dream" goal. Thank you my loving Father. And thank you to everyone who came. We are thrilled with our end result but more importantly we are so grateful God showed us His "stuff". We have hearts that are filled with this rich experience where we got to see God at work. It is one of those moments we will all tuck away for a lifetime and recall frequently. A lesson in trust. A lesson in faith. A lesson in love. God is good!


  1. hi amy,
    it's almost thanksgiving. any tips on making your annual "thankful tree?"