Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sales and Suitcases

We cleaned out our closets and drawers and every single nook and cranny in the house and garage.  We gathered it all up and carried it to Rob's mom's house since she lives on a road that gets a lot of traffic. 
My dad cleaned out some of his junk too to add to our pile.

We filled up her garage and had stuff all over the driveway.

We sold everything for rock-bottom prices!
We made $250.00 for Ben's trip.
Considering what we were selling...
It was a GOOD day!
Everything not sold was donated to a local pregnancy center!
My house is junk-free!!
We are praising God because Ben raised everything HE needed for his trip (1,900.00) AND he is going to be taking another $1,185.00 that will be used to renovate the home for the orphans. 
Ben's YOU CARING link is still open for those who still want to donate.  We would love to add to that $1,185.00!!  There are 8 boys across the ocean who will most certainly be blessed by your donation!
Ben's leaving on Saturday.  This Mama is struggling with all kinds of feelings about this trip.  A huge part of me wants to board that plane with him.  I left part of my heart in that country and it is forever calling me back.   I'm going to miss my oldest.  Two weeks after he comes home he will be leaving for Liberty University and that just makes me a tad bit weepy.  Okay - I'm a mess!  I want to hold on to him just a wee bit longer!  Where is the little boy who followed me around all day begging for me to read him a book?  Why is it that the older I get - the faster time goes??  Two days after Ben leaves, Elijah is going to the Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia.  He will be gone for 10 days.  I can't stand it!  Poor Aaron is going to be lonely beyond words.  Before Ben gets home I will head for Georgia for a Convention.  I won't even get to hug him when he gets off the plane! 
And that my friends is my rant for the day.
Now... I'm off to go fill some suitcases for my two sweet boys.  Maybe make a run to the store to restock my Kleenex supply... I'm going to need it! 


  1. YAY! Praying for your mama's heart.

  2. I hope the days will go swiftly and happily for everyone, and that knowing your boys are doing wonderful things will help ease your missing them.

    Oh, man, wish I'd gotten to your garage sale! I see several items that I would have happily grabbed! Let me know if you have any more vintage dolls you want to "rehome" - a couple of those in the photo were/are very good dolls and would be great finds for any collector of 1950s hard plastic dolls. That was a golden age for dolls and toys....sigh.

    Just learned that next year's RR camping get-together will be at a Jellystone campground near Mammoth Cave National Park, so perhaps I can run over and meet online friends in person! Hope you and yours will attend...

    Take care,
    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from EE


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