A BIG THANK YOU!
My life is full to overflowing with people who are so good to me. And to this people-pleasing, people-person, having them show me love in so many visible ways just makes my heart soar. In fact, I was feeling so giddy on Wednesday, I kept freaking my teenage daughter out with my silly songs and goofy dances....though I did catch her smiling a couple of times.
As Betsie and I prepare for our trip to Swaziland, we've been overwhelmed with encouraging words and practical acts of support. Whether its been helping me get my paperwork organized (my darling hubby), answering a bajillion email questions (Dany!), keeping up with the money (The Israels), donating beads and other supplies (Cari, Paula, Lisa, Rhonda, Debi), selling our jewelry (Mom and Kristi), promoting our trip to the church (Bro. Freddie), making financial donations and sending supportive emails (you know who you are), auctioning at EBay (Stephanie), or a sundry of other ways, its all been so appreciated. Your actions are not just loving to me, but they are gifts of love to God and to those precious ones in Africa who we will be ministering to.
I want to say a special BIG thanks to Rhonda. I've said it before, but I just don't feel like I can say it enough. Rhonda has spent hours upon hours creating jewelry for our GRACE WORKS DESIGNS that we're selling to raise the needed funds for the trip.
She has patiently taught me and others how to make the jewelry and with a smile, willingly helps me with the wire creations...even when I don't leave her much wire to work with. I should also say a BIG thanks to her husband Wyatt...not only has he willingly let his wife spend money on the supplies, but he's allowing her to spend copious amounts of time on this endeavor.
So from the bottom of my happy, hyper heart, I send my love and thanks. I couldn't do this without you all...and I think that's just the way God wants it!