Thursday, September 03, 2015

Thick Skin

So we are so thankful to our friends and family who have supported our video and Give1Save1 fundraiser so far! So many of you have supported us over and over with time, money, and anything else I can think of! Thank you from the bottoms, all the way to the tops, of our hearts! Without generous, loving, selfless people like you, the world would be so much less of a place to be. I can't even imagine what this journey would feel like without you.

Five ladies have been journeying this with us from the beginning. They have met with me once a month, come up with ideas, promoted them with me, spent all day for 3-5 days before and all day at and clean up of 6 GINORMOUS garage sales, encouraged us when we were frustrated, loved on us when we weren't very love-able, and cheered us on when it looked impossible.

I brought back a very small token of my appreciation for our team and they were kind enough to model them for me!

This whole process has made me have to grow in ways I didn't want to and grow thick skin even where I didn't want to have it. We have had people, even family, question us and go as far as sending hurtful messages and "unfriending" us on Facebook. I am not sure what God is preparing us for, but I am sure this is only the beginning of the hard. It is difficult not to let the thick skin turn into a hardened heart. But with God's grace and forgiveness, all things are possible.

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