When I stop and think about all the things in my life that I'm thankful for, I get this rush because I have SO much to be thankful for.
I was raised by an incredible mother and step father who taught me and my sisters that doing the right thing will ALWAYS pay off, that hard work isn't something you choose not to do, that manners and having a heart for people will get you everywhere in life and most importantly how to love with such intensity that someone never guesses at how you feel!
I have a family full of grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, sisters, moms and dads who truly love each other, no we don't always see eye to eye but we always see heart to heart.
I am also lucky enough to have a man who completely stole my heart! No one balances me quite like he does! He is absolutely my rock when life throws chaos all around us, he's a constant in my life, when nothing else is. He welcomed me into his life and his family and hasn't looked back yet, lol. And that brings me to his family; I never knew a family who is not your own could make you feel so loved and so accepted before I met his. They accepted me and my crazy life, and my disease! Normal social situations that give me unending anxiety no longer do with them because they have never once let my disease stand in the way! They simply care and in this life that's all you can really ask for is for someone to care!
And since we are one the topic of family let's continue it with my salon families! I am incredibly grateful to the owner of Dolce Vita Salon, for giving me a chance and hope and a home! She took me in and gave me a group of incredibly talented people who encourage me and teach me everyday. They renew my love for this industry constantly, and they renew my heart, reminding me that if you surround yourself with greatness you can never truly fail! I am immensely grateful for every heart that fills the rooms of our salon, all 18 of them!
And last but certainly not least, Face Forward, my wittle baby. God, had given me soooo many amazing opportunities but none more amazing than my company! Everyday I thank Him because truly He made it happen. He took it from this little pipe dream that I thought could never happen to this huge big reality! I am incredibly grateful for every woman who has stood beside me in this company, even those who are no longer with us! We are growing day by day and it still blows my mind EVERYTIME a bride calls us! I have extremely talented women beside me now and I am praying God will continue to bring even more! I am thankful to every photographer, venue, caterer, ad service, bride, and any other vendor who has ever referred us, YOU are why we continue to grow! And as for our brides!!! Each of you are permanently marked on my heart for each of you trusted us, loved us and made us who we are today! Thank you for believing my dreams too!!
I would love to hear what all of you out there in blog land are thankful for! Leave us some love! and...
From my family to yours HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!