I've decided it would be interesting (at least for me) to record the progression of "The Scrap Inn" from conception (in my mind) to completion and beyond. I'm sharing this here with you, because I hope at some future time, you will be able to come and be a guest at "The Scrap Inn".
It all began on January 13, 2011. I was enjoying our annual winter retreat at my favorite scrapbook retreat. I remember the last thing I though before I went to bed (early that morning), was I wonder how much 12 bedspreads would cost. I did the math in my head and fell asleep (random ?). The next morning when I woke up - as I went to get out of bed I literally heard a voice in my head "you could do this". I instantly knew what "this" was, and my mind went on a field trip of ideas. Later, as the other ladies came down to breakfast - I shared with each of them, my epiphany. Each lady agreed that I could and should do "this". Soooo, the rest of the weekend I tossed out different ideas I had regarding MY Scrapbook Retreat.
Although, I really was convinced that God had put the idea in my mind in the first place, I still knew it would not be something I could do without my husband's support. So, I began praying that if this idea was of God (as I felt it was) - that He would further show me, by my husband's reaction.
When I got home on Sunday night - I told Bob that I had something to tell him, but I wasn't sure it was a good time. He asked me to tell him. I told him my idea - and how I felt it was from God. I knew his first reaction would probably be - "are you crazy" - but instead he said, I think that's a great idea. So now I was even more convinced this was of God.