Friday, October 21, 2011
Well that's what I call it anyway. For now, it is just a small, simple vintage and collectibles business all official and everything with the state of Wisconsin. I've been selling out of a great antique mall in Hixton, Wisconsin. Tried a few other places but not as much success. I'm actual amazed at how well it has been going. The sales for the summer were great. I know things will start to wind down as vacation travelers are now back in the routine of school. Then we have the holiday season and snow fast approaching. I'll be happy if the sales during the slow time just pays the rent. It will pick up again shortly after that.
I have about 10-11 months to get ready for this new adventure. Our oldest daughter Gabrielle will be heading off to college then. She's picked a great school and we are very excited for her. After many years of homeschooling and worrying if the kids were learning enough to get into college, I can now breathe a sigh of relief. Thank God He fills in the blanks when needed. So this new time in our lives is on the verge of taking off. As parents, we will need to learn to let go a little and give our kids a chance to spread their wings and grow into the young adults that God wants them to be. I am confident that Gabrielle's choice in Bethany Lutheran College will do just that for her. She is excited about the classes they offer including many along the lines of Bible study and theology. But it will be hard for us to send her off to learn along the way. Didn't someone say the hardest thing about being a parent is learning to let go?