“Have you ever thought about buying a feed store?”
Not really, until that one day I did, and then I couldn’t get it out of my head. Every where I went, every one I talked to, even when I slept, the ideas, the dreams, the thoughts about the potential were endless.
How could I say anything other than yes to this opportunity? Truth is, I couldn’t.
We’ve been running the feed store for 5 days so far. 5 days that have each been better than I expected (which is saying a lot, because I expected nothing short of awesomeness). 5 days of feeling like I jumped into the deep end without knowing how to swim. 5 days of talking above my pay grade. 5 days of meeting some of the most amazing people, answering some of my favorite questions, and learning new things.
5 days of ideas, inventory, late nights, early mornings, new skills, paperwork, and more. I know 5 days is only just the beginning, but what a precious beginning it has been. It has been the best 5 days, and I can’t wait for 5 more.
Watching my kids interact with people, carry feed sacks, help pick out seed potatoes, and play peek-a-boo with folks, it all makes my heart swell. We’ve received a warm welcome. I was nervous, I’ll be honest. I was nervous because people don’t always like change, and I wanted them to accept us. I wanted them to still love their familiar feed store, and accept the new faces at the counter.
While we all reminisce about Jack, Staci, Hayden, Jackson, Holly, and Tag, and they are deeply missed, the welcome of our familiar has been nothing short of warm and inviting. We will continue to serve the folks in Eastern Oklahoma County with pride.
Today, we set up a corn dig for the kids. This way they can dig for a prize while you do your shopping. We want your kids to feel welcome in the feed store every time you come to see us.
We are also putting together our Grand Opening Shindig for March 31st. I’m really excited about this event and the vendors that have signed up. I am still taking vendor sign ups and I am lookin
g for places to put flyers. Feel free to shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to set up a booth or if you have bulletin board where I can post a flyer.
As I get ready to hit the hay for the night, I can’t help but thank God for bringing us here. He weaves things together in the most beautiful and intricate ways. I am in awe.
I hope we see you tomorrow at Nicoma Park Feed!