God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Awesome Lemonade Stand

It is 8:30 pm as I type this post and the Lemonade Stand was a huge success. We had a terrific day. Thank you to all of you who came out to support our fundraiser for Palmetto Hearts Charity. We are humbeled. Truly.

The weather was hot and sunny so it really was a perfect day for a lemonade stand. There were 7 of our Upstate Heart Moms in attendance along with their husbands and children. It was so nice to have my heart Mom friends all here together and even more wonderful to be able to meet their families. I didn't count how many children were here today - at least 20. All of the kids played so well together, as a Mom it warms my heart to see kids running around smiling and laughing and playing - certainly even more knowing many of these children are heart kids and have endured so much in their little lives. Even little Anna Grace who we all know is a little anxious around people had a great time walking around and "mingling" :)

We set up a couple of tables and we had some folding chairs set up under a tree next to our driveway (super casual lemonade stand). One of the families who came were so awesome to bring a canopy (thank you Bill & Pam) that we set up to give a little more shade.

We had a steady flow of traffic beginning at about 2:00. Although the sale didn't officially start until 3:00, we weren't going to turn down an opportunity to sell some lemonade! My parents came early and were a huge help watching the kids and helping to get things set up for the day (THANK YOU WONDERFUL PARENTS - seriously - couldn't have done it without their help)! Friends, neighbors and family members all came out to buy lemonade and some people just donated and didn't even want lemonade. It is overwhelming and humbling the amount of support our little lemonade stand received.

I am also happy to say that the Herald did send a reporter to our lemonade stand. She spent at least an hour talking with several of us Heart Moms and she said that the story will ether be in the Tuesday or Wednesday paper - so be on the look out. She also took some pictures to go along with her story so I am hoping to see some of our sweet heart kids smiling faces in the paper this week!

At the end of the day, our little lemonade stand was able to raise $450 to give to Palmetto Hearts charity. Isn't that truly amazing??? I am very grateful for the opportunity the Lord gave us today to fellowship with other heart families and to share our story with friends and neighbors.

Thank you Lord for Your blessing today. May you be glorified through this lemonade stand.


Jennifer said...

I hated that we did not make it by today! It was just not possible. I do have a small check to give you at the park Thursday!
Praise God for the successful, fun day!
love your guts--- Jenn

PamO said...

We had a blast today! Thank you for planning this and for inviting us. It was a blessing to spend time with you and all of the other families! You are such an incredible friend and a wonderful advocate for CHD Awareness!
Love and heart hugs,

~Sara~ said...

I can't thank you enough! It was wonderful to see the children playing together and the Lord at work!

I'm glad to know you and call you friend!