It’s so important to me to share more of our story, so that others know that our lives haven’t always looked like this. Struggle, heartbreak, loss, sacrifice and uncertainty have all been part of our family’s journey.
If I could go back in time, and talk to the version of myself that was in the midst of struggle, I would have two words for her: keep going.
Knowing what heartbreak feels like, I want to be an encouragement to others. There were so many times throughout our family’s story where we could have thrown the towel in. Being an entrepreneur, having the spirit of a dreamer — it’s inevitable that certain things won’t go the way that we expected.
Cultivating a spirit of resiliency is KEY. Knowing that there will be hard times, but that you are strong and capable, that’s what is most important.
Have you heard that saying, “I can’t promise that it will be easy, but I can promise that it will be worth it”? I want to lovingly tell each woman who is in the thick of the hard season, where she can’t see much ahead of her, just that. It will be worth it.
All of the hard work that you are putting in now is worth it. The sacrifices that you are making — worth it. The moments when you feel most afraid and keep going — so.beyond.worth.it.
Anything that you can do to speak that belief over yourself, to put one foot in front of the other, to keep going — it’s worth it. YOU are worth it.
I know my babies when they are grown will always remember me being a dreamer, someone who chased their dreams and a mama who was up early creating.
Many many mornings if someone can’t sleep and comes walking down to our room at 5am or late at night they walk past my office and see me working. They’ll know the passion, the sacrifice, the unseen hours. They’ll know.