Sunday, November 7, 2010

Beyond Words...

What can be said when "thank you" doesn't seem to cover what we're feeling inside???

Last evening as I watched people coming and going from the hall where we held our spaghetti dinner, I had a "love-burst" within my heart. The outpouring of love, support, encouragement, and prayers was overwhelming.  We were thrilled with the number of people who came to the fundraiser (some driving quite a distance), and absolutely amazed at all of your generosity.  It was an incredible night, one that will be an awesome story to tell our child one day.  I loved being able to share our God-story with so many people, and have been praying that He will continue to use our words to touch the lives of others around us.  

To all who came and all who prayed for the event:
We cannot even begin to express how grateful we are to everyone who showed support to us in some way this past weekend; whether it was by stopping by our yard sale, eating at our spaghetti dinner, selling our T-shirts, buying T-shirts, helping out in the (very hot) kitchen, serving drinks, making salads, running our video, adjusting mic volume, dishing out desserts, cleaning up the hall afterward, washing dishes...the list goes on and on of things that could not have happened without the love and support of family and friends. We feel incredibly blessed to have so many people caring about us as we journey this road. Thank You over and over again!!

Some pics from the night:

Dishing out desserts

Sadly, I think this was just a photo-op, this may have been
the only time I was actually in the kitchen!

Part of the actual kitchen crew....couldn't have done it without ANY of you!

My sis and her hubby selling our T-shirts
(see info in previous blog about how to order one!)

Mandi, Jenna, and Andy, eager to serve!

Cute pic of the Bell siblings, after a long night, they're still smiling! ;)

God tells us that "where 2 or 3 are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them" - His presence was definitely felt last evening, and I believe He was smiling as he saw hearts being softened to the call of adoption and orphan care.  Your gifts (whether financial, emotional or prayerful) are helping to change a life forever, and once again I just want to say how thankful we are for all of you...each one of you is now a part of our son's story. How cool is that?

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