With the New Year here and all my Holiday Boutiques over, I'm feeling very blessed by all the connections I've made through them. It's wonderful seeing the customers who come each year. In some of these connections I've even been fortunate enough make friends.
The other day I was having lunch with a friend who I met through my business and made the jewelry for both of her daughters weddings. As we were having lunch she said to me, "You're so lucky to have your business." My reply to her was that the best part about my business is the people I get to meet. I then told her about something that recently took place at a show. During this show, I was explaining to a woman what the symbolism behind the infinity bracelets is. As her two daughters were with her, I used her love for them to explain what the infinity symbol means saying, "It's like the love you have for your two daughters - it's never ending, it's forever." After explaining this to her, she began to cry. When I asked if she was alright, she informed me that her husband had recently passed and then she apologized for crying. I let her know it was okay to cry, especially with what she was going through. At that moment I felt so honored to be there and (hopefully) help her with grief, even if it was only a little.
It really overwhelms me with how many wonderful people I've met through something I love to do. I hope you enjoy your jewelry purchases and you enjoy wearing them as much as I love making them. Thank you for coming out to the Holiday Shopping Events, and visiting my online store. I hope you all have a wonderful year and I hope to see you soon.