On the sixth, we'll officially be open two months. It's very surreal. I daily wonder how is this possible that my dreams came true. Then I remember, because Gail would NEVER let us give up. Trust me, we all tried. We begged her to put the for sale sign on the door, and she refused. She always said, God wants us there! I won't give up! We all rolled our eyes, and said it feels like it will never happen. How do you want to go about getting the store open? She would say, "I don't know, but God does." On we continued for one more day or week. Well it finally happened. Our financing was FINALLY approved by WWBIC. (We strongly recommend them to anyone, looking to start a business, who has a business plan.) We worked what felt like day & night. The store opened May 6th! We had a wonderful first month being open. It's been great getting to know the people of West Allis. It is wonderful to be part of a community.
This isn't to say we do not have struggles. We do! I just said the other day the dream is fun; reality is WORK! For example working with my daughter at the store. I thought would be a great bonding experience for us. It is, but holy cow does it come with challenges. How anyone gets anything done with a baby is beyond me. I'm still learning to master that skill. I could go on & on of all the fun challenges a start up business goes through. It all comes down to. with all of our challenges, this year, we continue to scream "BUT GOD!!!!" & we get through one more challenge. Take a deep breath & prepare for the next one. One moment, one day, or one week at a time. God continues to keep on blessing us and helping us through.
We have a lot planned to come. The ideas are racing through our minds like crazy. We're really trying to concentrate on telling the people that Eden Garden and Pets is here. Trying to keep this website updated, as much as possible. Trying to keep everyone updated on what's going on around here. So Thank You Everyone who continues to pray for us & support us, because our journey has only just begun.