...sometimes the timing is unexpected - but often change is desired, sometimes it can be very bittersweet - yet, peaceful at the same time. That is how I would describe the changes that are happening at Cobblestone. Now, don't let this post disappoint you - because it is not a "sad" post. Many of my wonderful customers and friends have known this lil' tidbit of information for a month or so now. I'm just now making time to tell you - my extended "blogging" family - so sorry I'm a lil' tardy - ya know - I'm always a busy, busy girl.
But simply - sometimes to achieve one dream you have to close the door on another. My husband and I have been praying about this decision for about a year now and it is with a peaceful heart that we have made the decision to close Cobblestone Farms after Christmas. "Why?" you ask. Well - for something exciting - building a house! See Cobblestone is just steps away from where we live now - so it is virtually impossible to separate the two. And since we will be selling our home now - it kind of all has to go together. Are we selling our farm? - no - we couldn't do that. Just a piece of land - that's all.
Our new home will be "across the road, over the hill, and down in the valley" - (and to grandmothers house we go) - hehe. We are building on the "other" Murray farm by the cabin - in a very quite, peaceful place - I'll show you pics soon. So many factors went into this decision - nothing was decided without a tremendous amount of thought, prayer and yes, some tears. See - I simply love what I do - that has never changed in the twelve years I've been open. But I also love my family soooooo much and we all desire a lil' more time for each other. So a lil' "down time" is around the corner - but don't count me out - I'm not selling "Cobblestone Farms" - ya never know where I might end up. Maybe on-line, maybe down the road - my mind is already thinking up new ideas. What I will miss most - my incredible customers - no, not customers - my friends - my extended family. Since I sent out my newsletters with "the news" - the calls, the letters, the cards, the "stop-bys" the e-mails - well, I simply can not put into words what they have meant to me. I have been so touched.
And just like I have loved Cobblestone - I have loved our lil' place too. Lots and lots of great memories here. Happy memories.
So... stay with me as things unfold. We are going strong through Christmas. Hopefully the house will be started by then and I hope you will follow us through the building of our "new" farmhouse. It's scary AND super exciting!
And as Henry Ward Beecher once said...
"Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith."
We choose faith!
Blessings to all my Cobblestone family,