That time I bought a Spa

Once upon a time, I bought a day spa.


God led us to this place. I truly believe that.

I found the spa property for sale on the internet. We were not looking to buy anything. We were not planning to move. Our house was not on the market. But I came across it and felt led to go look at it.

It wasn’t just a spa. It was a house, a commercial property, and 10 acres of land in the middle of nowhere. I told my husband that I believed we were supposed to buy it. We spent a lot of time in prayer over the next few days. We made an offer. I asked God that if this was not what he wanted for us, to please not let the sale go through! It did. We closed within two weeks of making an offer and many stars had to align for it to happen.

My husband, Mr. ‘NO’, the yin to my yang, the one who attempts to keep my spontaneity and impulsiveness in check, even said he believed we were being led here. A miracle, if I’ve ever seen one!

Why me? Why us? Why here? I didn’t know then and I don’t know now. I will probably never know. Was I led here to make a difference in the life of one of our staff members? A client? Was it so that I would have my children in the right place to meet someone that would change their lives or whose life they would change?

Many times over the years I have asked myself, ‘Why me?’ Our lives since making this decision have not been easy. Immediately after purchasing the property I was laid off from my job. The house we put on the market didn’t sell for two years. Translation: We paid two mortgages for two years! We pulled our children out of private school and put them in the public school system. We had issues with neighbors. We had problems with staff. We went into debt. A lot of debt. But through it all, I never once waivered from the belief that God led us here.

After nearly a decade, we have made the decision to close the spa. We recently became empty nesters and I believe we are now being led in a different direction. Did we accomplish what we were brought here to do? I don’t know. I hope so.

We are prayerfully considering our future and trying to discern God’s will as we go forward with the next phase of our lives. Stay tuned for information about our future plans!!!

Much Love to you all!

— Beth

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