Sunday, October 20, 2013

Day 20 of Living my Dream..after the sale

Well, there is so much to tell you and so much to show you but no pictures of the sale yet. I still have a few more people who are coming to load furniture then I will show you what my shed looks like now.
  First let me say that I am so thankful for all the people that took time out of their day to join us! On Friday we had a few people ready to shop at 9am and from then on we had a steady crowd all the way to 6. We had a beautiful crisp sunny day with a little wind, just a perfect day. The customers we happy to share in our excitement and we were as prepared as we knew how to be!
  Sometime in the afternoon we had such a surprise. Car loads of our cousins stopped to show there support. Some of them had to travel many miles and none of them live in our little town. Each and every one made an effort to make it to our home! Now that is the way our cousins show their love and support!! They are such treasures.
  At the end or Friday we could not imagine how Saturday could be any better. But on Saturday it started out rainy and cold and not many customers but before long the cars started coming and coming and coming and we were virtually swamped all day long. I could not stop smiling and I was thankful for such a blessing.
  I can tell you that on Thursday I wondered if I would cry when we opened. I wondered if I could make it through the day without Mom. I put my necklace on that was in her honor and headed outside. But when I started looking around, she was there. I saw her in my children, in my brother and sister in love. I saw her in my sister and in so many other ways. Then my cousins, well my Mother loved her nieces beyond measure and there they were. When my Aunts used to get together they would laugh all day long and when the cousins arrived, we did the same.  Mom was with us.
  Mom would have loved what was happening and I am so happy that I followed my dream.
  God is still working on me. I still have a lump in my throat when I think of her. I still cry often when I see something that was hers. This little flower pot holder was hers and I keep it at the end of the sidewalk, a gentle reminder of her.
  My dream has not been an easy journey nor has it been a fast journey. It has had some of the lowest lows and now some of my best days. I am filled with joy at the response I have had to my Vyntage Barn and I feel like there were kindred spirits with me both days.
  I am at the beginning of my dream. My little business has come alive and now I will have to begin to work on how to grow it and make it become what I believe it should be. I am now going to listen to God and allow Him to lead me.
  I will be sharing pictures soon so you can see what I have left and honestly, not much. Isn't that just the way God works, more abundantly than we had ever dreamed?

3 comments:

Gumbo Lily said...

I am glad you have eyes to see your mom in so many people and in so many ways. So happy for your Grand Opening success.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Stay strong

Heather Wise said...

All I can say is yea!!!! I am soooo happy for you! Praise God!!!!

Love and huge hugs!!!!!
Heather