(this was the "wishing well" that we put the donations in)
So I don't even know where to start.
It was the last week in October and Jody, Amy and I were sitting in Amy's driveway talking about water.
At this point water had gone from trickling into my heart, to flooding it.
The kids were all playing and we were talking about ways we could raise money for water.
I said, "Maybe I could set up a table at Geneva."
And I called my mom.
Mom mentioned maybe we could do a "dinner party" or something.
And it snowballed from there.
Can I just tell you that the generosity was UNREAL.
These last few weeks have been beyond hectic.
There have been decisions and meeting and kids all around.
So so many people stepped up to the plate.
An amazing amount of auction items were donated.
So many people gave.
And we were so very stressed.
So tonight was the night.
I had emailed Jody and Amy last night and between deep breaths said,
"I feel like all the pieces are there. The need, the passion, the relationships, the money. All of it. Now tomorrow we will get to see it all come together." And come together it did.
At 4:00 people started coming.
And we were worried. It was pouring rain and temps were dropping.
But they came.
And they kept coming.
Around 5:00 Jody got up and showed a couple videos and spoke.
I was shaking.
I have no idea how she did it. But it was great.
Amy just kept re-stocking the merchandise table.
Over a thousand dollars sold in merchandise!!
Can you believe that?!?
And it was not by our own power.
The final total is not tallied yet.
We have a couple donations that will be coming in this week.
And I know, that is what everyone wants to hear...the total.
Because really, it is all about water and we cannot provide that without the money.
But it was a success.
A huge success.
And I am beyone tired.
Muscatine stepped up tonight. And it was amazing.
There will be water flowing in Liberia, because average people in middle America gave.
Pretty proud to be a part of this community tonight...