It has been so amazing and rewarding. From the people we have met, the items we find to sell and working with Mom and Chelsea. All of it. Is surpassing my hopes.
There have been times when I've been so exhausted that silly things happen. On Saturday I asked a man if he was "looking for a woman" when I meant to ask if he was looking for his wife. Thankfully my dear Warren was sitting with me at the table outside our shop so I wasn't accused of propositioning the gentleman and we all got a huge laugh out of it.
There have been times when I could minister to customers who are lonely or hurting.
Being with my daughter almost daily as she progresses through her pregnancy is a joy. I love that she can work as much or as little as her body can handle. It will be great once the baby boy arrives to share shop and baby care duties.
The neighbors of the shop have been so sweet to us. I can't begin to tell you.....it is such a blessing!
Our landlord is super supportive. We couldn't ask for anyone better.
It is so great that our location is so close to Warren's workplace. We are right on his way home so he often pops in at the end of the day so we can make our plans for the evening. Honestly, by then, my brain and body are quite tired and so we go out to dinner. But it is precious time together that with all of the busyness wouldn't likely happen if our logistics weren't so perfect.
It is a blessing to have created a space that is hard to leave even after a long, exhausting day. It is peaceful, pretty and "home". Chelsea's display talents have led to a space that doesn't look like every other shop. We aren't super elegant. We aren't clever. We are comfortable. We are cozy. We are unique.
There is pressure to be open some hours on Sundays. Tempting....due to the nature of the town and those who stroll it on the weekends. However our minds, souls and bodies need time to recharge. I believe our time is better spent being with our church families and then resting when we can.
The photos through this post are just random shots that I have taken in recent days. Thanks for bearing with my jumbled thoughts about this new thing in our lives.
Reminding myself to hold MY plans lightly.
HIS plans are better.