"Kindred Spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.
It's splendid to find there are so many of them in the world"
-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
A Whirlwind Adventure
To say our life has been a whirlwind these last few months would probably be the greatest understatement of our lives. My husband and I sold our home in Greenwood Indiana - where we lived for 22 years - and quite our jobs to fulfill our dream of owning a Queen Anne Victorian home and running a tea room.
Believe me when I say, this was not a decision to be taken lightly. In fact, I'm not a financial risk taker at all. But we looked for over a year and a half for the perfect property and we found it! In Kokomo, Indiana! We found this amazing 120 year old Queen Anne Victorian home that was in excellent condition considering it's age . And believe me when I say we saw a lot of not so good homes during our search. This home had EVERYTHING we had hoped for - crystal chandeliers in every room, stained glass windows, unpainted woodwork, and very little water damage or stress fractures from settling. We also saw that it had enough room and seating capacity to run as a successful tea room.
Our friends say we performed a miracle getting the business up and running within two months of closing on our Greenwood home, moving, and getting all of the necessary certifications and permits to run a viable retail restaurant. I don't know if it really was a miracle but, there but for the grace of God, we did. So here we are, two weeks into running our dream, and we have been overwhelmed at the response, and we are so very grateful we took the risk. (And believe me when I say I'm NOT a risk taker.)
My husband - Henry David - and I have been delighted that we took our greatest leap of faith and moved to Kokomo. The community has gathered around us in unexpected ways, and we couldn't be more thrilled that Kokomo still has that small town charm we had been looking for. It's so nice to be out in the community and to hear the words "please" and "thank you" again.
As I sit back and reflect on this "whirlwind" adventure I've been on all I can say is thank you for allowing us to share our lives and our beautiful home with you. We hope to serve the community of Kokomo for years to come.