The First National Bank in Weatherford, TX has the park. Rick (not my Rick) is the new manager. He is a nice man. I think he is a bit overwhelmed with all the details of running this large of an RV park. We try to understand that he is at the mercy of the bank as to what he can or cannot do.
Just about everyone who was here before is here still. There have been a few that have left. There have been a LOT more who have come. The park is a lot more full on a regular basis than it was before. Which I know in a business sense is very good. But sadly, the sense and feeling of "family" seems to be dissipating a little more every day. There are tensions that run high and deep. There are changes that makes us realize more and more that this IS a business now, not a ministry, not a family ... a business.
Will we stay? Only Heaven knows. We are here today. We have no plans to go anywhere. But this is a true life of faith - one day at a time. We see no farther than bedtime tonight. (And honestly? sometimes not even that far!)
We still encourage others to come and to visit with us here at Coffee Creek. Not just us personally, but to either rent a cabin, or stay in their RV. But we aren't as passionate as we were. Simply because a lot of that passion was in the FAMILY.
One of the saddest changes to me has been the cessation of the Monday night meals. I miss those times of cooking, laughing, teasing, picking on one another. Those FAMILY meal times ... oh how I miss them. But with the changes that have taken place, and with the unhappiness that is so prevalent in the park ... so much of the interest, and the passion, for those Monday night meals have just fizzled.
Change is inevitable in this life. But that doesn't always mean that change is good. Or welcome. And even when change might be good - it still isn't always welcome.
Once again, dear God - thank You for never changing. You are always the same - yesterday, today, tomorrow and forever. You care. You love us. You are God - good all the time. And all the time - You are good.