Thursday, June 7, 2012

Blessed Beyond Measure

"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
                                                                                          -Luke 6:38

When I think of this verse I think of lawn bags.  Have you ever been up to your elbows in leaves shoving them into the bottom of a lawn bag to try and fill it to its absolute capacity?  You shake it up, and maybe even hop in and jump on it.  All of this so that when you finish filling it leaves are still coming up out of the top and no one could ever close the bag.  This is how I picture the blessings this verse speaks of.  This is how I was blessed last night. 

Financially we did very well at Buffalo Wild Wings.  If you are curious, between the fundraiser itself, and donations made directly to us we raised over $1500.00 last night.  This was certainly an amazing blessing, but we were blessed in ways I never saw coming. 

The day started when Leah's friends from high school showed up for lunch.  I am not sure where all of them lived, but I know one of them is from a little over an hour away.  Then it was a couple of our friends from bible study.  Then some of Leah's family (her cousins son - about 4 years old - donated $.80 to us...  too sweet), from about 45 minutes away.  Then it was many of my friends from the Waterford business community.  I noticed a friend from church in the lobby, and suddenly there was about 15 of them all ready to eat together.  They actually waited to leave for vacation so they could come support our cause.  Before long, the entire room was filled with friends, family, and I even saw some of our flyers on tables for people I had never met. 

As things were just getting crazy a very special young lady walked in with her parents.  Stephanie, our birth mother, came with her parents to support our cause.  We were able to sit with her and her family for probably about an hour and a half.  We had great conversation, and they were able to meet Leah's family and some of our dearest friends. 

Last night we were blessed in good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.

Thank you so much for your support and for your prayers!

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