that I can now tell you that the three boxes to Uganda
They are no longer "in da house!"
I just cannot believe that this endeavor has finally come to fruition.
It was last July when Vicki called and asked me "how far are you from Houston?"
That question started the ball rolling and it hasn't stopped yet.
Late this morning, these two gentlemen
(Humphrey on the left and Vincent on the right)
came to pick up the boxes.
Just look at those happy faces!
They are two very strong angels and I'll never forget them.
Very professional, kind, funny - and did I mention strong?
Each box measures 48"x21"x24" and weighs well over a hundred pounds.
The first box they CARRIED down three flights of steps.
The other two boxes got a ride on a dolly!
Trust me when I tell you that the boxes were packed to the gills.
All with donated items that all of YOU shipped either to Vicki or to us.
The donated monies purchased so many needed items
as well as helped with the shipping costs.
How can we EVER thank you?
I wish there were more profound words other than just saying "thank you."
We were told that they would be taken directly to their warehouse
here in Grand Prairie, Texas,
and then loaded onto the truck with other boxes.
Tomorrow or the day after (in all the excitement, I can't remember!)
the truck will be driven to Houston.
Everything will be loaded onto the ship and soon the children
will have their much-awaited gifts.
Unfortunately, that won't happen until some time in May.
I'm sure they'll be counting the months, weeks, days, hours and minutes!
Please be patient - both Vicki and I will be posting pictures on our blog.
I can't wait until I see those smiling faces wearing their new clothes.
I wish I could be there when they open the boxes.
They've been praying that the shipment soon reaches them.
Once again, thank you to everybody that donated items for these children.
It's been so long since the packages started to arrive.
I wish I could remember where everything came from, but I can't.
(Thankfully, Vicki has a list.)
!!! Thank You !!!
In addition to thanking everybody that opened their hearts,
I must thank The Runner.
He shopped with me.
He carried all of the purchases up three flights of stairs.
He helped sort everything.
He packed all the boxes.
He taped and shrink-wrapped the boxes.
He added the address labels and packing slips.
He contacted the carrier.
And most importantly, he lived in all the chaos.
Thank you to The Runner.