Yard Sale Update

Well…It was kind of crazy around BrownTown this weekend. Wished I had spent more time getting pictures and video, but mostly I was just walking around in a daze trying to make correct change. I couldn’t possibly tell you how many people came by and looked or bought something, but it had to be in the hundreds. My lawn looks like a cattle drive went through. Awesome.

We’re still overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we received in the way of household items, old clothes, books, cd’s, dvd’s, and anything else you can imagine that was given to us by our friends for this sale – completely overwhelmed. And then there was all the help. There must have been 20 people who helped us set up, watched our kids, brought us food and cold drinks, priced things for people, helped people load stuff in their cars, etc. It was crazy. So many of you helped us so much that we couldn’t possibly repay you. I get a warm, but queazy feeling in my gut just thinking about it. Overwhelming.

People keep asking us how much money we made. Well, we made enough to get the ball moving and push it way down the field. We can start the process of this adoption again – pay deposits, file new forms, get background checked, fingerprinted, etc. again and get started. How will the rest of the money come? I don’t know, and I’m okay with that. I’m confident that He is going to provide every step of the way. There may be days in the future when I have my doubts because I’m a weak human being, but I know God will provide.

Somewhere in Ethiopia, there’s a boy who may be just a few days old or not even born yet. His momma and daddy can’t take care of him. Who knows why? God does. He sees them and he sees that boy. He knows his name. He knows his plight. He knows the way that someday he will come here and join his new family. Some day. Not soon enough for us. We love him and we don’t even know who he is. Beautiful.

Thanks so much for all you’ve done to bring our boy home. Can’t wait for you to meet him because that will mean that I have met him as well.

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Les Brown

My name is Les Brown - not The Les Brown - just Les Brown. I'm married to the lovely and adorable SuperWife, Desi Brown. Together we're blessed with six IncrediKids - Abbie, Paul, Luke, Joshua, Bella, and Lilly, and we're hoping for more. All things considered, I live a fairly normal life - I work, lead my family, spend time with friends, and try to figure out how to do all of this in the way God intends. Not always easy. I started this blog out of a desire to create community with other Big Family Dads. There's definitely a bunch of us out there and though I don't have all the answers, I do understand a lot of the questions. I'm hoping to be an encouragement and to provide some great tools and resources for other dads.