IT TAKES MORE THAN ONE DROPLET TO GROW.
If you swing by the shop, chances are you'll see me (Amber). Sometimes (like in the last few days) you may even see one of the kids snoozing in a chair when they are sick. At first glance, it might seem like I'm a one (wo)man band.
That couldn't be further from the truth.
As I write this, well into the night, my husband (Jay) is still working at the shop. I swear, if he's not working his full time job, overtime on storm or coaching on a field, there's a good chance he's doing business stuff or picking up the slack at home with dinner and bedtimes, so I can get "just one more thing" done.
This. Is. Teamwork.
And I am so grateful for it. There's a lot that goes into building something from the ground up that sometimes I feel like I get more credit than I should. Sure, I'm working my buns off, but we all are. Even the kids. Patience is hard work, especially with a new baby in the house. (Don't be confused; This business IS our new baby. Not a real child. I can't be responsible for another living being.)
I think in business there are a lot of unsung heroes.
Heroes are the ones who babysat the children while you work. Or the guy who donated his decking boards and built a workbench or two. Or it could be the employees. To be clear, we aren't even paying ourselves yet, so employees is out of the question, but I can see the value they bring. And I can't wait to share this journey and support them in their growth too - when that time comes.
For now, I'm going to give props to my guy who is working at this just as much as I am and who really helped make this possible.