Well, Feb 25, 2013 was one for the history books!!!
I arrived at the The Depot Square Event Center prepared for an uneventful walk-thru meeting with the event manager.
I got the surprise of a lifetime!
Event Management & Ownership had decided that the rooms previously designated for our Spring Market were not going to be made available.
There I stood, less than 60 days from Market opening with 100+ vendors scheduled and confirmed , entertainers scheduled, advertising agreements in place and promo material printed and my venue was evaporating before my very eyes.
I began to tremble, my eyes began to fill, my mind began to blur, and the nausea consumed me!
As I rode home (head between my knees to avoid fainting), Prince Charming spoke to me – soft, gentle words of comfort and encouragement
Well, as always – God had THE plan!
It took several days to slow down enough to listen
I scrambled, I cried, I made pleading phone calls
In short, I was distraught, devastated and approaching desperate
One last site visit was scheduled – I went alone
It was a cold, damp & cloudy day –
much like my mood, I am embarrassed to admit.
First, one building then another – my mind began to see the light!
Then my heart began to smile – That’s when I knew this was not a problem I was to overcome but, a blessing I was to receive!
God had a plan for me and Sweet Tea
His vision was larger than mine
His intentions beyond my understanding
His plan was larger and more beautiful than my wildest dream
Because, I lost my focus – I nearly missed it all!
God was placing the 2013 Spring Market right where he intended. . .
Bottom View Farm – 185 Wilkerson Lane – Portland, TN
A beautiful and expansive, family owned and operated, 400 acre berry and fruit farm!
It’s wide open spaces, existing structures, established activities and attractions are the perfect backdrop for Sweet Tea & Shopping’s Spring Market.
As they often say, the rest is history
Yet, that is not quite true
Spring Market is growing by leaps and bounds since we announced the “last-minute” move
New vendors are joining our ranks
Entertainers are scheduling time to perform on our stage
Concessionaires and Food Trucks are planning their menus
As for me, I am remembering to loosen up on the steering wheel
God Has Got This and He Only Wants Me To Come Along For The Ride!