Saturday, August 30, 2008

Garage sale find!

Sophie and I were on our way home this morning and succumbed to just one more garage sale. We found this adorable little play mat that has cute little black babies on it- perfect for Ollie and Olivia! They wanted $2 for it and it had some marker-looking stains on it so I was silent for second. (Come on garage sale junkies, is that too much? I still don't know.) So then I asked them if they'd take a dollar for it and they scowled at that (!) It was time to get real with these people. I said, "If I tell you what I'm doing, you might let me have it for a dollar." Then I proceeded to tell them about the our adotpion. They looked so shocked that I think they were not sure if I was making it up or not but the woman just said, "Oh, just take it! Don't pay us, please." Yikes, I wasn't trying to rip them off : ) I should note here, that they were black, which of course doesn't matter but I have been getting a wide variety of reactions from people of color when I tell them what we're doing. I think they just don't know what to think. But I do hate making people feel uncomfortable. I guess we should get used to it, though. What will it be like when I pull up to that garage sale next year and I am outnumbered by blacks in my family 3-4! This is going to be fun!

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Hooray for Garage Sales! We're so excited for you guys. Can't wait to see God provide for your every need!

Erik & Wendy

Will said...

Dang Beth, you drive a hard bargain.

Looking forward to the blog!

Uncle Will

Karen said...

He He!
I got a kick out of your story - and think it's wonderful for you to share about your adoption with whoever will listen! You never know how God will use your story to touch others and in return to touch you!

Cute blankie!