Okay to say I am excited is an understatement!!!!!!! For about 3 months I have had a secret. It happened soon after our sweet girl and sweet son in love's wedding. You know how we wanted to start having weddings on the farm using the Sanctuary? Well we started praying about it. Lots of people started encouraging us! We thought it would be neat to build a big building on the farm......were we could have little floral area.....commercial kitchen.....and a reception room....about 3 weeks later we heard that a coffeehouse was for sale!!!!!! Ekkkkkk!!!!!! "Oh Heavenly Father please give us direction....In Jesus Name....me!!!!! He has....every step of this path!!!!!!! Right now we are walking it through with Godly council. I have to stay it has been real hard for Mr. Sweet man to keep Tressy and my feet on the ground. We want to do this to please our Lord and so there has been much prayer. Our boss knows and so we are free to share with others (I have for so long wanted to tell you!!). I do know from the time we had to go outside our home to find employment, many of you have prayed that we would be able to get back to doing the things we used to do....like designing, crafting and such. Please please keep us in your prayers. We are in the beginning of the process.......some times we are so excited that our heads feel like they are going to pop off....other times we get fearful, then we are reminded the Lord has our best in mind, what ever that looks like. Mainly we want our lives to count for HIM! This would be a huge opportunity for that. We see how working at the college helped us learn the things we would need to know in running a restaurant. Amazing how the Lord works in the details of our lives when we don't know what might be in the future. We are on our 4th year at the college kitchen.....(doesn't seem that long), but He has prepared us for sure! Details have fallen into place......amazing, just need the financing and we will be set!!!!! God will provide if He wants us to have it!
Now I will share a little about the "place". Our old Pastor (Dave), his wife and my friend Lynn, my crafter friend, bought and restored the "Old Home News Paper" building. They fixed it up beautifully. They sold it to an adorable family that just had their 6th baby. They need to sell it and they chose us!!!! They have used it as a ministry to the college kids and community. God has blessed them. They stepped out in faith and asked the Lord for direction and He gave it! They are the most precious family and have brought much joy to Sterling!!!!! Now with their new little one they need new owners. They knew our heart for people and told us that they were selling. Ask if Tressy and I freaked.....yup we did!
Ww were so tired!!!!!! This is of the owner Deborah (left) and our daughter Tressa. Tress was having so much fun!
So our journey began. We have been helping the Bartlett family after work in the evenings (we love it). We also worked two nights before Valentines Day and that was so much fun. Tressy loves the floral part of the store oh and the coffee!! I will take pic's of the inside of the store...... so you can see. It has a floral department, a food area where they sell nummy sandwiches, soups and salads, specialty coffees, lattes, frappes, teas, smoothies, desserts and energy bars. Now you see why want to pursue this place. We would add some new items to the menu...like gourmet cupcakes..... eekkkkk! A Dream come true, if the Lord allows it to happen! It will have to be the LORD no doubt. We want to love on Mommas and their children, college kids (they are down there all the time and they are so excited about us trying to buy it) and whoever else walks in the doors. : ) We want to do a lot of teaching classes, of things I have learned over the years. Soooo that is my story that I have not been able to share until now. We are enjoying the journey....trusting the Lord will open the doors! We have shared with the owners our hopes and dreams for the place. They are such an encouragement!
Auntie and new Bartlett baby.....precious memories!
We are getting to be a part of this precious family, they love love Jesus....they rub off on those they touch!! Our town has been blessed!
The one thing that would be fun is to invite you all to come here to our town!!!!!! Would that not be sooooo fun? I would love it and as many of you know I have prayed that you could come and be here at Prairie Flower Farm!!!!!!! I will keep praying and please join me!
Now for some fun.......last night sweet man, Tress and I had to go to Wichita. Our daughter in love told us about this wonderful place called Fresh Market..... so we wanted to see it what it is like. If the Lord lets us get Broadway we would like to put in some bulk food items. It was beautiful!!! Loved all the displaying of their foods and gift items. This display was at the front door when I came in......cute cute. I was careful with my money and only bought a few things (I wanted to buy everything in it)......just "had" to have a set of salt and pepper shakers and of course another set for a party...right? I thought of you all while I was there!
Aren't they the sweetest?????? I had to have them
pose with Missy Hen!
We will have the party starting today and have it until
Monday February 24th at noon!
So let the party begin......all you have to do is leave a comment......hmmm what should we talk about? How about let me know what you would think.....if we do get to buy it or what would you love to see in the shop? Really anything you would like to comment about will enter you!!!!!!
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Can't wait to see who comes!
Hugs to you all and may the Lord bless your day,