The story of our little home, orchard, and us.
Well, our grand opening is just a week away! To say I'm excited is an understatement, but even more than excited, I'm nervous! To put time and effort into a hobby is typical, but when you expose that hobby to the world and invite them in, it suddenly makes you very vulnerable. I know I can't please everyone, and not everything will run smoothly. This is a new adventure, and something new always has bugs to work out and requires a lot of practice. However, knowing there will be critics and trying to grow from the critics is a very daunting task. I know that criticism is required for growth and improvement (and I welcome it so I CAN grow and improve), but the anxiety of waiting to receive it is always difficult for me. I have a lot to work on, both personally and professionally, so hopefully there will be a lot of feedback to help me along the way. Thankfully my faith allows me to gain strength through Him, for all things are possible with Him. I've prayed for months that this adventure will be pleasing to Him, and that during this process I will not lose sight of what is most important. It's so easy to be consumed with things to do and my emotions, that I have to remind myself a business means nothing when compared to my faith, our four little ducklings, our health and well being, our service to others...and so many more that are of greater importance. What if it fails? What if there is a long line that requires more helpers than I have? Or worse yet, what if no one shows! None of that matters if my family is by my side, happy, healthy, and faithful. Success or failure, good or bad, it's all about the journey together. Here's to a new family adventure!