A quick note regarding Trinity Lutheran Ministries Mom to Mom Sale coming up in 2 weeks. There are still a few tables available to rent out for moms looking to clean out basements and attics or bedrooms filled with outgrown clothes and toys. If you’re looking for a good opportunity to clear out some of the old and make room for the new, this is a great chance to do so!
Also, if you want to have the first crack at all of the items that will be available for resale that Saturday, you’re in luck. Casey Shank, the director of the event and our Associate Pastor’s wife has made a few Early Bird available. For $10, you get to enter the sale an hour before any of the general public and purchase the items you are looking for before others even get to see them. New moms and grandmas…you won’t be sorry!
If you’re interested, email Casey at email@example.com to reserve your table or your ticket. See you then!
It’s back! Which is a great thing for any moms and grandmas out there looking for a few things to stock up on. Essentially, a Mom 2 Mom sale is a large garage sale dedicated to all things kids. I’m talking clothes from premie to youth sizes, shoes, dresses, toys, books, nursing supplies, diaper bags, as well as large items like pack and plays, high chairs, cribs, and more. The inventory that we have is completely dependent upon what the Moms that sign up to have a table bring in. You never know what’s going to be there, but you can’t beat the prices when you find what you’re looking for!
My son is now 19 months old. We’ve used these Mom 2 Mom sales to buy the next rounds of clothing, furniture and toys for the grandmas’ houses, and toys for ours. You will not want to miss this event if you’re expecting, a new mom, an experienced (not old!) mom, or a grandma.
Mom 2 Mom Sale
Trinity Lutheran Church
Satuday, September 24th
Interested in having a table? Wanting to clean out the basement, attic, or garage and help out a family looking for a bargain? Get your table registered for NOW so that we can save your space! Contact Casey Shank for all the details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just two weeks ago I was in a 15 passenger van on my way to a new perspective on life. Along with 18 other members of my congregation from Trinity Lutheran Ministries in Edwardsville, IL, I ventured to Joplin, MO to lend a hand.The moment we hit the tornado ravaged area my chest got tight and my hand found its way to my jaw-dropped mouth. Total devastation. The landscape resembled a war zone. The desolate neighborhoods sat quietly in heaps of dismantled construction material and piled debris. The magnitude of what had happened just two months ago was bleak to my eyes.The imagery that is left behind in my mind from my experience in Joplin has caused a system reboot in my mindset. I am a conservative woman with a Christian heritage. I’ve been raised to respect God, Family, and Friends…in that order. I’ve realized that when the ancillary elements of our daily lives are uprooted and removed, we are left with just that – God, Family, and Friends. These are the things that make life worth living, and for the folks in Joplin, life worth rebuilding.While our country is reeling in an economic crisis, it seems so evident to me what is needed to fix it. We’ve become a society of privilege. The things that we have in life determine the quality we have in life. And if one man’s things outweigh another man’s things, something should be done to reconcile the discrepancy. But when the tornado hits, and all is taken away, what is it that is left? Is either man’s character or reputation taken along as well? The American Dream is that of opportunity, sacrifice, and determination. And that Dream will be what makes either man successful once the storm has passed.What happens when you remove all of the “things” in your life, what do you have left? What you have left is what is most important.
“Get me a beer please” are words not at all foreign in the Frey household. However they are nearly unheard of coming from my lips. Not tonight. I enjoyed this delicious raspberry beer (J says it doesn’t qualify for beer…) while waiting for our table.
Dinner out with J tonight sans the Little Dude. This does not happen very much, if hardly ever. I could probably count the times in 17 months that J and I have been out on our own for pleasure over business. Most of the time babysitter acquisition signifies a game to officiate, a meeting to attend, or an obligation to fulfill.
So a big virtual cheers to Grandma and Grandpa Frey for allowing us to enjoy dinner (Peel!) and a movie (
johnny depp Pirates of the Caribbean in 3D)…a very rare opportunity for the two of us.