First thing is first.
My mother-in-law, who is one of the most compassionate and patient people I have ever met in my life, along with many of her co-workers and companions from River City Ministries Medical Clinic and Homeless Shelter in LIttle Rock, AR hosted a ginormous garage sale to benefit the ministry and the twins. And when I say ginormous, I mean it. was. huge. We had to borrow a neighbors garage because Mom Carol's garage/drive/front lawn was not big enough! On Thursday night, during set up, it stormed and we were under a tornado watch, which put us a little behind in gettiing things ready for morning, but we somehow managed to start selling things at 6:00 am. We had people coming in the house because it was still raining outside! By about 10 am, the rain had gone away, though the clouds had not, but luckily, the rain held off until mid afternoon. We shut down for the day, ready to reopen on Saturday.
Saturday turned out to be even more rainy than Friday, but they were still able to sell quite a bit of stuff! I did myself in on Friday, so I was not much help on Saturday, I mainly babysat my boys, and rested.
At any rate, the garage sale was a huge success, and the people that I met/re-met from River City were wonderful! They worked very hard to pull the event together, and I am so grateful to all of them! Needless to say, they are good people, with huge hearts, who willingly do God's work, and I am so thankful for their dedication and time! It was because of them and our God that the garage sale was successful!
Part two of the good news is that Dave and I got an offer on the house, and after a few rounds of counter-offers, we have a signed contract! This is a huge relief, as the twins will be here no later than 7 weeks from yesterday (June 6), if I make it to 38 weeks! I will be spending my days packing and packing, and more packing! (For those of you who are concerned with the moving part of the packing process, I only pack boxes, and Dave gets to move them to the garage when he gets home. Lucky him!)
We could not be more pleased about finally selling our house, though we are still feeling the crunch for finding a place to live once we get to Dallas. We close on the 28th of June (3 weeks from today), and next week, I have more appointments in Dallas! Dave and I will be house hunting next Friday, and hopefully, we will find something that will suit our growing families needs!
So, you ask, why in the world am I typing on the computer instead of packing?!
Until next time, God bless you all, and keep you in his grace!
One last thing -
Here is the website for River City Ministry, in case you have never heard of it. They do God's work in the Little Rock area, and good volunteers are always welcome!