Today, while taking care of my sick baby boy, and spending some much needed time with my mom, I got a tweet about Layla Grace going to "play with the angels" this morning. My heart just sunk. I knew this beautiful girl was losing her earthly battle with cancer and it was probably coming very soon but still, as a mom, my heart just cried and broke for her family. I have not been able to get her or Kate out of my mind all day today. Both of these little girls are battling cancer, one is 2 and the other 6. Both are way to young to be facing such harsh truths about life. Their families are learning too many harsh truths about life; I don't know how their parents continue each day, it is so hard.
Following their stories and praying for them daily reminds me of how lucky I am. How lucky I am to have two beautiful children that I get to hold here on earth. How lucky I am to have a wonderful husband and parents loving enough to let us stay with them. How lucky I am to have such great health to care for my children and for right now, I get to stay home and raise my children. I am so lucky, no, blessed...I prefer blessed. It makes me want to run upstairs right now and pick up my sleeping babes and just rock them and hold them until morning. I never want to let them go.
I have made a decision tonight and I would love prayer, support and anyone who would like to help me with my decision. I have decided to start my Mary Kay business again. Once I lost our last baby and then two months later became pregnant with Braedon, I quit. There was no working anything. I was NOT losing another child. Since his birth I have been so overwhelmed with caring for him and trying to be his advocate in his health struggles that I have not paid any attention to my business. Now, I have to. I have to or it will be a decision made to go back to an 8-5 (which we all know is more 7-6 with childcare drop off) office job. It will mean leaving my children with someone else and all the colds and viruses that go along with that. I can't do that to Braedon when we have no idea what is wrong with him and the medications he continues to be on are compromising his immune system.
So I am going to work and dedicate myself to blessing other women in their lives while I work to provide the best care for my children. What do I need? I need encouraging words, prayer and honestly, I honestly need faces and ears. I need people who would experience the Mary Kay skin care (there is glamour too and I do touch into that but I am concerned with educating women on good skin care to protect them from cancer, the sun, aging, etc) and give me their honest opinions. I need women who are looking for something to add to their life as a way to make a few extra bucks or to support a whole household on (it can be done, I used to sit and have lunch with women who made $15,000 a month easy). I need women who are willing to share what I do with their friends, even if they don't think it is for them, there are people they know that they can pay it forward to.
Anyone who helps me in my quest will receive my thanks, prayers in return, and a gift for helping to grow my business. Please just email me and ask me how. As a way to pay it forward, I will donate 15% of ALL sales to Kate and Layla through Easter Sunday (it also happens to be my birthday). Please just leave me a comment that you would like to help and I will contact you. You can help by placing an order, holding a party, having a facial yourself (near or far away), holding a book party, listening to the career opportunity; just let me know!