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Monday was Tony's birthday.
Sam didn't have school so we were able to spend the day together. Among other things, we took a trip to the grocery store to buy a box cake and some candles.
As I was putting our groceries away, preparing to mix up the cake, my phone rang.
(Actually it was on silent. I just happened to walk past it and noticed it lighting up. Oops. Several missed calls!)
"No, nothing too special. Although, I am going to make a cake!"
"What? (Tears.) No, I can save it for another time. Of course, yes we would love to come over! We'll be right there!"
As we were speaking, my friends were pulling a cake out of the oven.
A birthday cake.
And they had a beautiful birthday dinner cooking on the stove.
There were presents and singing. And lots of love for a precious, precious boy who can't be home soon enough!
We are blessed.
And we're also blessed by all of you!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this giveaway such a wonderful success.
We surpassed my goal of $1,400!
No, really we did!!
Y'all gave an incredible $1,615.17!!!!
And as if that weren't enough...right at the end of the day, on Tony's 14th birthday, I was given a check for $1,400. $100 for every year of his precious life.
Bringing our total to a whopping $3,015.17!!!
God is so, so good.
Susanna once said on her blog that she's seen God pour out money like water when it was needed. And I'm watching God do just that for my Tony.
He deserves it, too. His freedom day has been a long time coming.
Thanks for saying yes to being used by God to bring that day even closer.
Please accept our small token of gratitude for the love you've shown us. If you see your name below, your name was drawn as a winner in our giveaway! To retrieve your prize, please send me an email with your full name and address and I'll contact our donors and get your prize on its way!
Esther -Starbucks Gift Card and Commuter Cup
Kristen - Heart Necklace
Daniel - Target Gift Card
Andrea G. - Choice of Restaurant Gift Card
Anna - Choice of Gift from Baruch's Lullaby
Margaret - Necklace
Heather K. - Jewelry Hanger
Michaela A. - Bounce House Rental
Lauren B. - Scentsy Warmer
Nicole N. - 5T PJs
Alicia S. - Your choice of $10 to Starbucks or Target
Amanda S. - Ultimate Body Applicator
Elijah - Red Lobster Giftcard
Psalm127Mommy - Embroidered Rose
Jeanine - Handmade Hanging Towel
Hazel - Handmade Hanging Towel
Elissa L - $18 to Hooked On Hope
Sarah W. - Choice of Gift from Baruch's Lullaby
Amber K. - Women's Shirt
Carr Family - 2T Girls Shirt
Debbie M. - Plastic Bag Dispenser
Cindy W. - Gift Card to Bed Bath and Beyond
Rachel D. - Tshirt from Basement Ink
Lots of love to all of you.