I'm not quite sure how long I have dreamed of having a shop of my own...I just know, and those close to me know, it's been a very, very long time.
Rarely do my husband and I go for rides in the car when I don't point out some location, a farm, a barn, a market, a building, and start designing our family business on the spot. Speaking of how we would combine our interests/strengths and turning into a place where people would love to come and shop.
God bless this man for always humoring me and never discouraging this dream. Thankfully, somewhere along the line it became our dream, as well as our oldest daughter, Annie's.
Well, the shop opens February 1, 2013.
It is located on 21 W. Main Street, Strasburg.
Annie will be a huge part of this endeavor
and we couldn't be more pleased.
Funny thing is, I didn't pursue it this time,
through various circumstances doors just opened up.
This truly seems to have God's fingerprints all over it.
This is of great comfort, feeling His presence in this.
So we are quite busy around here, painting furniture, searching out inventory, preparing the space to move in, etc.
Many years ago when Louie and Annie were toddlers, I read somewhere that every time a mom folds her child's socks she should pray for their future spouse. I have done this throughout the years-not every time of course, but the call to do that has never left me..
Annie and I went for coffee at Barnes and Noble this morning. She shared with me how her boyfriend just makes her laugh, in fact she says she has never laughed more than she has these past few months.
Only God knows who her future spouse will be. But as I listened it was enough to make this mother's heart sing.
As her mom, I wish this for her, I lifetime filled with love and laughter.
Just a random thought I wanted to share as I take a break from folding socks...