Saturday morning I enjoyed the beautiful day hanging out in our garage selling off anything that wasn't tied down and we weren't using at the time to make a little more money for Dariya's fund.
I quickly realized that this wasn't just a garage sale but a ministry opportunity. God truly gave me the words to use to talk to people about Dariya, Reece's Rainbow, the plight of orphans in the world, etc.
Not one single person left our garage sale without hearing at least a little piece of how God is moving in our lives. Ok, there was that one lady that only spoke spanish, but trust me I did my best to let her know what we were doing. One lady and I had a long conversation about the Boy from Baby House 10 documentary that was on dateline a few weeks ago, other people asked how they could donate to the silent auction or sign up for our golf tournament.
By the end of the day I was tired and ready to start packing up the remaining items when a group of neighborhood kids surrounded me and presented me with a Rubbermaid container full of money. They had been around the corner from our house selling lemonade all day and wanted to donate the money to Dariya. Just typing the words now still brings me to tears. I was beside myself and couldn't even gather myself to get out a complete sentence (I totally think I am in the hormonal part of this pregnancy, very weepy these days). These kids had worked hard all day not to buy themselves a new toy, not to buy some candy but instead to bring our princess home.
Talk about seeing the face of Jesus right here in these sweet kids. Thank you kids for blessing us beyond measure. One more orphan will soon be home with her family and you helped to make that happen.