Friday, February 19, 2010

You are not going to believe this!

I don't believe this! It's another crazy story. Are you ready?

When I got my Sanuks I got a bigger size than what I really wear because I wanted to be able to wear my wool socks with them (you know how cold natured we southerners are). Yesterday I went to their website to see if they had any cute ones that I could "personalize" in a smaller size for this summer, even though I didn't think I would be able to buy another pair by then. It's not that I don't have the money, but every extra dime goes to our adoption because we are ready to get our kidos home! I can't justify buying a new pair of shoes, unless I really need them, thinking that my Bulgarian babies may not have any. So I was just looking at all of the cute stuff on their site when I saw the link to their Facebook fan page. I click on over and see that people are sharing what they have been doing with their Sanuks like "I took my Sanuks hiking today" and "I wore my Sanuks with a suit, they looked awesome", that sort of thing. I thought about uploading a picture of what I did with my Sanuks, but Facebook wouldn't let me, so I just left a little note with a link to the post about them. A while later I checked back in and found a message. It was Bron Heussenstamm, the PR guy for Sanuks. What?? Do you mean to tell me that they actually look at their FB fan page??  Shut up! He said that he loved my Sanuks and that he wanted to send me more to "see what else you could do" !!??? Then he says that he just printed them off and took them to a design meeting! NO WAY! You gotta be kidding me! A few minutes later I see that there was another message waiting.....I think to myself "who could this one be from, the stinkin president!? Is this for real!?"...it was Bron again! This time he simply says, "Thought you might like this for your blog. Its Sanuk Founder Jeff Kelley holding your design in our design meeting! Enjoy".....and then this picture was right there.....IT WAS THE STINKIN PRESIDENT!



So do you believe it?.....I still can't! LOL! Ben and I often pray that God will bless anything we put our hands to so that we can get our kids home as soon as possible, and he continues to overwhelm us with blessings!!!! I gunna get summer Sanuks! Seriously! Can you believe that?

Deuteronomy 15:10 "....the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to."

39 comments:

Barbara said...

Well you know that this was a blessing from God for sure!! I'm so happy for you!! I had never heard of Sanucks before you blogged about them. I guess I'm gonna have to check them out. I have a hard time finding comfortable shoes as I crushed my right foot in a car accident a few years ago. I've been a huge fan of Crocs but they don't really go with anything dressy or really anything beyond jeans.

Jody said...

God works in amazing ways for sure!

LadySnow said...

I've said it before...but I'll say it again. That's awesome!

Grace said...

Wow! Talk about God knowing what you needed! That is an amazing opportunity, I suspect they are going to ask you for some input on more designing! Love this! Great story! God is amazing.

Sarah said...

WOW!! That is so awesome!!!

Stella said...

I can believe it. All your designs are absolutely beautiful. Aren't you glad you caved and started that facebook page now?

little dresses said...

Stella,

LOL! Yes I am! A few days ago I wouldn't have even known if I had a stinkin message! LOL!

jenn said...

Oh my!!! I love this story and better yet your bible quote. Good, good, good!!!

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

How Awesome is that???? God just keeps opening up doors!

iveyc95 said...

That is the coolest! But, those shoes really are cute. Congrats on getting some new ones.

Andrea said...

So I've never heard of Sanuks before and now I totally want a pair! But...i wanna pair just like yours :D
Your story is too cool, congrats!!

cjoy said...

I think you just got yourself discovered!!!

I have been meaning to comment on your last Sanuk post about how insanely jealous I am b/c I love them and cannot fathom how I could get cool shoes like yours. And now I may have a chance someday.

You GO GIRL!

Beach Mama said...

That is awesome!!! When I saw your shoes yesterday they reminded me of the first pair of Sanuks I bought (Scribble design). I have since been looking for more embroidered Sanuks, but haven't seen another design. I certainly didn't think to do anything with a "blank" pair. Hopefully I can get your design sometime!

Molly said...

Very cool! From dress designer to shoe designer...what other awesome opportunities is God gonna give you to be able to get those kiddos home?! He is SOOOO good! Always showing us that He is not only concerned about our needs, but the desires of our hearts, too! Can't wait to "see what you can do" with the next pair of shoes. :) Loved the first pair!

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

How absolutely cool is that??!! WOW!! One of those things that you think never happens to "real" people :) I know the Lord knows you and your sweet family, and He is helping bring those children HOME!! :) Have a great day! Looking forward to hearing the next story :)

Sarah said...

Wow! That is so great!

Coralee said...

love it! I am also so very glad when God gets the credit for the cool things that happen - it always puts a smile on my face and warms my spirit. Thanks for sharing your cool story!

Leslie said...

Samantha, that's completely amazing! I, also, love that you have no hesitation about giving God the credit; it's so refreshing to hear.

Lyneya said...

Congratulations. Isn't it great when everything comes together to be that extra special blessing?

Goosegirl said...

That is so cool Sam!!!! I got all teary reading it! I am so happy for you!!

Cherishing My Days said...

Yay for you! Go God!

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh that is SOO amazing!! That sounds like something that would happen in a book, not real life! I'm so glad they are sending you another pair to see what you can do - too cool. I hope they buy your designs! I just read the last few posts you've written and wanted you to know that I got an "uplift" that I really needed today.
Natalie from Sewing Mamas

Debbie said...

This is so cool!

Purple Cow said...

YOU are INSPIRATIONAL!!!! Go girl! Yeah, I like it when good things happen to nice people...

MaryAnne said...

Great story!

calicodaisy said...

Instant gratification in more ways than one!

julia said...

An amazing story!!! Congratulations. I pray that God will give me an answer to my prayers that I will find a profitable project for my creativity!!

Kim said...

That is amazing woman!!! I saw some Sanuks yesterday and almost bought some so I could try to replicate your cute ones :) What a tremendous blessing! xoxo

Rebecca said...

very cool!

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

That is so COOL! And I am very happy for you! What a blessing!

dailythread said...

Amazing! I know you must feel so giddy right now!

Lauren Christine said...

That is so amazing!! When I saw your post, I was like... I LOVE those shoes!! But I don't think I could make them. I am SO excited that maybe I could buy some!!! What a blessing!!!

muralimanohar said...

Woot! Now there is a story to tell! :D How awesome!

RachelMM said...

That is so amazing. I just love to see how the Lord uses everything for His glory and purpose. His plan is so big it's exciting to see avenues open that you never imagined were there to begin with. Congratulations and it's really exciting for us outsiders to see how the Lord has given you a promise and how He is fulfilling it.

Best to you and your family.
Love, Rachel Galloway

Renata said...

Oh this is so exciting! What a blessing! I think you did such a wonderful job on that pair & obviously so do they.

God is so great & I love hearing how He is blessing your adoption.
Have a lovely day
Renata :)

Cat said...

That's awesome! Truly the favor of the Lord.

Team Manager said...

Praise God! Total goosebumps when I read your post! Yeah! So happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Thats Amazing>>> Wow what a great company that actually cares and works w their fans and people who wear them... Go bron and go Jeff!!

Go Sanuk

Anonymous said...

Bron is a wonderful Christian man and a messenger of God's god word.