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.

20 replies
  1. Chris Frailey
    Chris Frailey says:

    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!

  2. Dave DiCello
    Dave DiCello says:

    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!!!

  3. Allison
    Allison says:

    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!!

  4. Grace
    Grace says:

    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.

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