I am so thankful for our family and friends! We had planned on having a garage sale this weekend, but decided to postpone it one more week. Last week there were several friends and family members donating items, and we needed time to sort and prepare. Then my sister (who is a real estate agent) was selling a house, and the sellers did not want a bunch of stuff. Friday, my husband picked up 3 truck loads! What an unexpected blessing! Our garage is packed, and it has spilled out unto our covered patio. THANK YOU to our friends and family for all the donations!!!
My sister came over yesterday and helped me to start sorting, and Friday my mother-in-law is coming to help prepare. There is a lot of good stuff! I had to make some very difficult decision as we prepared for this garage sale. Giving up all of my teaching materials and 1000+ children books, and sorting through my daughter's baby clothes to decide which to sale was physically painful. I felt like the people on that T.V. show, Hoarders. My heart is still aching over it, but collecting enough funds to bring Grady home is more important than keeping a bunch of dusty "memories".
If you live in our area (Allen, TX), please join us for our Bring Grady Home Garage Sale on Saturday, October 9th at our house. Email us if you need our address.