Thursday, October 29, 2009

String Of Pearls

Well a couple of days ago I introduced myself to all of you to let you know about my new business venture! I'm so excited to be sharing it with all of you. My next couple of post are going to be highlighting some of the organizations that I am supporting. I want everyone to be familiar with them and why I am passionate about them. And if anyone has any questions about these organizations, or questions for me.....just ask! I'm here to be open and honest with each and every one of you.

The first organization that I would like to talk to you about is String Of Pearls. Some of you may already be familiar with them from reading MckMama's blog. That is where I first heard of them and once I went to their website and learned more about them, I fell in love with what they are doing. The following is their mission statement that is posted on their website:

String of Pearls was created to provide a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth. The path between grief and hope is a difficult place to walk; our desire is to provide guidance, compassion and practical suggestions as plans to honor the life of pre-born babies are crafted. Each life has a story worthy of telling and we are here for support as stories are lovingly written.

When I first researched what they were doing I sat and cried. Not because I have ever experienced anything to this magnitude, but because the emotion of possibly experiencing it was overwhelming. I have experienced the loss of a child. And the reason that I am sharing that is that I feel the life of that child, no matter how long he or she was here is important. I miscarried 11 years ago next month. I don't talk about it often, but I still have moments of wondering about them and who they would be if they were still here on this earth. It still makes my heart hurt. So, when reading about stories of precious families who had to deal with a fatal prenatal diagnosis, my heart hurt. My heart hurt for anyone and everyone who had experienced this or were going to. I love children. I love them with all of my heart and I know without a doubt that they are a gift from the Lord in heaven. And no matter how long they are here, their lives are precious and wonderful and have MUCH purpose.

I am truly in awe of this organization. You see, Laura, the founder and president of String of Pearls is not only heading up what I believe to be one of the most precious and awesome organizations, she is doing it from personal experience. I have much respect and admiration for this woman and her husband and I have never even met them. The services that they offer to families is incredible and completely selfless. And they do not charge for their services. At all. They rely on donations to be able to reach out to families in need. I thought about listing their services here on this post, but I think you would learn more about them if you visited their website yourself. So you can truly understand what they are doing and why I feel so passionate about supporting them.

My prayer is to be able to help support them on a regular basis. That God would bless my business so much that I can truly be a financial support for them to help families who need their services so much. I am so excited to be able to share this with you. My business is selling Mary Kay. I love it. I love their products, they are the best! I can say that I have truly tried MANY other products and Mary Kay tops them all. Please go to my website and place your order today! Or, if you have any questions about their products, I'm happy to help you place an order as well. There are products for everyone and every budget! Thank you so much for taking the time to learn more about String Of Pearls. Please go to their website to learn more about them.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Beauty From The Heart

As I sit here typing my first post for this blog I just created, my head is spinning with so much that I want to say. So much that I want to share. I recently started selling Mary Kay to earn extra money for my family. I won't lie, we need the extra money. I am a wife and stay at home mom of 4 boys. We are a one income family and in today's world, that makes life more challenging. That is the honest truth. But I have always wanted to be involved with giving back to others. That is truly my heart. Then I started thinking, why can't I do both? Why can't I earn extra money for my family and help others? I got so excited! I have been having trouble sleeping lately because I just lay there thinking of all these ideas of how I can give back and help others. It truly warms my heart. And Mary Kay is the perfect way to go about this. It is a wonderful company that I am so proud to work with. Mary Kay Ash started this company to give women just like you and me the opportunity to succeed and encourage other women to do the same. I want to share with you a blurb from a tribute to Mary Kay from our website because it says it just perfectly: "Mary Kay Ash earned a place in history when she stepped out in a man's world to blaze a new path for women. Recognized today as America's greatest woman entrepreneur, Mary Kay created new opportunities for women around the world. Her revolutionary move led to a multi billion-dollar success. In the process, she earned a place in the hearts of millions for her giving spirit, unwavering values and inspiring belief in the power and potential of women." How awesome is that?!

In the days to come I will be telling you about the different charities and ministries that I will be donating to. I want you to be able to know about them and what they stand for. Some of them you may have already heard of and some may be new to you. I am starting off with a few that I will be donating to on a regular basis and my hope is that as my business grows, so will the charities and ministries that I donate to! And as I donate, I will post on this blog exactly how much I am giving and to who each time. It is my heart to share this experience with you. To give back WITH you.

I also am open to ideas that you may have to help my business grow. I am inviting all of you to be a part of this wonderful experience with me! And if you are interested at all in selling Mary Kay, please let me know. I would be happy to get you signed up. It really is a wonderful way to earn extra money, especially for those of you who may be a stay at home mom, for those of you who are looking to do something different and have more flexibility and it's also a GREAT way to earn extra money for the holidays. The month of October is the perfect time to sign up. They have dropped the sign up fee to just $50 (plus shipping and handling)!! You can't beat that!

So let's all give back to others together and look beautiful doing it! Mary Kay products are TRULY wonderful and they have something for everyone. For the products that are available right now, feel free to go to my website and look around. We have some GREAT offers right now!! Stay tuned for GIVEAWAYS!!