December 6, 2007

BARBQUE / GARAGE SALE

Last Saturday the school I worked for last year, Woodlawn Elementary, offered to have a Barbque/Garage Sale and donate the proceeds to Bauer. We're not talking about just a small grill with hotdogs and hamburgers. Our local Fireman's Association offered to cook over 350 chickens halfs and members of the Woodlawn Staff prepared baked beans, coleslaw, rolls, brownies, and even sweet/unsweet tea. They sold tickets throughout the community for about 2 months or so. I think there were around 365 tickets sold. It was unbelievable. The entire day I just kept watching everyone work so hard and thinking, "I can't believe the amount of time, effort, and love that is being poured out on us. How in the world can 'thank you' possibly come close to what we are feeling?"



We also had a garage sale going in the morning. Loads of stuff was donated. Thank you for taking the time to get everything together. We were making deals all day!

To all who were involved: Thank you for helping our family. We had a great time and really enjoyed spending the day with everyone. We look forward to Bauer being able to understand the depth of what has been done for him.

The past couple months Adam and I have found ourselves standing there at the end of the day wondering why in the world we've been showered with such an abundance of care from so many people. Between 2 huge garage sales, barbques, and donations throughout the community we've been blessed more than we could have ever imagine. It leaves us speechless.

(Paraphrased)
In John 9 Jesus' disciples ask him why the blind man was born blind. Jesus answered, "this happened so that the work of God might be displayed."
Bauer's issue was not a mistake. It's clear to see that God's work is being powerfully displayed through this entire ordeal. It's amazing knowing that God had already set this in motion knowing it would bring people together and lives would be changed.

YOU ARE ALL SPECIAL PEOPLE AND IT IS AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU AS A PART OF OUR LIVES.

1 comment:

Darcy said...

I am amazed at how the community has come together and raised funds for Bauer's medical bills and the expenses that come with it. What a complete blessing.

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