Thank you

Thank you.

Never have those two words been so unable to express how my wife and I feel this morning.

It all started with a simple plea for help. And then we saw something happen that we did not expect.

By the middle of the afternoon, we had already raised 50% of our goal of $9000. We never thought we’d get halfway in the first day. But then people got home from work. And logged onto Facebook. And suddenly we were watching this miracle happen. It could only have been God’s doing.

What was amazing was all the people who were pulling for us and felt like they were invested in the outcome. From texts, phone calls and emails, we knew of so many people hanging out on this website, reloading the blog post, watching the total keep going up. Cheering for it. Crying.

One of my buddies said he kept yelling out the total to his wife across the house. All evening.

Then somewhere around 10:00pm last night we hit our goal. And then we passed it. People kept giving. And are still donating through this morning. In fact, as of right now, we’re almost $1,000 over what we asked.

I don’t even know how that’s possible. In 13 hours…our families, friends…and complete and utter strangers, donated over $9,000.

To us, it was a symbol of selflessness, community and definitely God’s goodness.

Thank you doesn’t feel like enough… definitely not proportional. But right now, it’s all we’ve got.

  • Tiffany

    How wonderful! I’m so happy that you’ve met your goal! There are some wonderful people in this world, aren’t there? 😀

  • Bob Lussier

    Congrats. I’m so happy for you!

  • Chris Frailey

    That is wonderful to hear you guys. It’s always nice to hear good stories in this day and age of so much tragedy. You guys are well deserving of this miracle of life and will provide a good home for the little one. Congratulations again on the adoption!

  • Dave DiCello

    That is just amazing to hear Mike, so incredibly happy for the two of you!! I wish you all the best in the future, may your family continue to grow! Congratulations again my friend!!!

  • Allison

    YES!! Text messages all day long with the total to my husband and my mom and dad and my sisters! Everyone was pulling for you!!

  • Amanda

    Tearing up over here!

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  • Alex Evjen

    YAY!!!!!! We are so happy for you guys! I can’t believe a new addition to the Olbinski family is only two weeks away!

  • Michelle Feeney

    Soo happy for you guys! Big hugs 🙂

  • Shawn White

    You can just name the child after everyone who donated. 🙂

    So happy for you guys!

  • Kate Douthwright

    That baby will come to you from so much love from everyone around your family. What an amazing story. I can’t wait for pictures of the new little one!!

  • Grace

    The fact that you exceeded your goal in such a short amount of time speaks volumes about you and your family. You guys are clearly loved.

  • Jennifer Stamps

    God is good!

  • Chris DeAngelis

    Congrats Mike!

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  • Shane Kirk

    So happy for you and your family Mike! Love you man!

  • Ste Rooney

    Just wanted to say congratulations and wish you guys all the best!

  • Adam Allegro

    That is fantastic Mik. Congrats again to you and your family. What a wonderful thing.

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