Yesterday as I held onto my babes and cried all.day.long, I told them over and over and over that I was doing this for them. Going back to work just wasn’t a part of my plan, but I wasn’t going to let the actions of someone else dictate what kind of life my kids and I have. And so I went. Leading up to getting this job, I prayed time and again that God would open up a door, just 𝐨𝐧𝐞 door, if this is what I was supposed to do. Being in that school today, I have no doubt that, although I didn’t see it coming, God did. He always knew. The amount of peace, dare I say even excitement, I felt being there, was something I didn’t expect. Then when I had Tatum and Jax in that room with me, I knew it would be ok. They’ll see me working hard. They’ll see how I gave up time with them because I love them so much. They’ll see that I’ll do anything to take care of them. My babes mean the world to me, and that, more than anything, is what they’ll know.
Last week was one of the best weeks ever. I look back to just six months ago and never could’ve imagined leaving Tatum & Jax for 5 days to go hang out with a bunch of people I’ve never met, but when God says GO, ya go. I can’t begin to tell you how out of my comfort zone that was, but it was 𝐬𝐨 worth it. God taught me so many things, and I know I’ll be talking about it for the rest of the year. Also, they changed the name of the street to Monat Way, so that was pretty rad 🤟🏻
Somehow this kid is 7 1/2 months old already 😩 but those teeth and eyes and chunky legs 😭⠀ ⠀ Brb crying my eyes out now because he’s so cute and sweet and I wanna squeeze his little cheeks off.
Tonight, I don’t have words. I hit a big goal. One I’ve been trying to hit for the last two months. Every time I prayed about my business, I prayed that God would bring the right people into it at the right time. And that’s just what He did. ⠀ ⠀ But it’s bigger than just hitting a goal. Many of you know that Sean and I have been going through a tough time financially as we got hit with a child support payment that’s more than our mortgage. ⠀ ⠀ In the midst of it all, I began supporting a child through Compassion International and tithing to the church we attend in Colorado. I don’t say this to pat myself on the back. Truthfully, it’s embarrassing because it’s the first time in my 32 years of life that I’ve tithed. But I’ve always known I should. ⠀ ⠀ Rather than seeing my money for what, or rather whose, it is though, I’ve held on 𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 to it. But how can God trust me with a lot if He can’t trust me with a little? How can I expect to hit rank after rank, and therefore earn more money, if I’m not willing to part with what He gives me now? ⠀ ⠀ And so I gave. I trusted that God would provide for us despite the circumstances. Despite having less income than we’ve ever lived on. Despite looking at our bills and wondering how they’d get paid each month. I gave. ⠀ ⠀ And God provided.
When we heard that Monat was going to be launching a new product line at Monations, I (like almost everyone else) immediately thought skin care. ⠀ ⠀ I’ll be honest though, I was reallllly unsure how I felt about it. ⠀ ⠀ 1) there are some great skincare companies out there already. ⠀ 2) we 𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘬 the haircare game. Should we, 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐞, do skincare just as well? ⠀ 3) what the heck do I even know about skincare?! I don’t have a skincare routine. I don’t even wash my face every day, and taking my makeup off at night only happens if I’m really feeling adulty that day. ⠀ ⠀ But as we learned about the new line, about the ingredients that fuel it and the way it works to make our skin the best it can be, I was blown away. ⠀ ⠀ We’ve got:⠀ + aha’s⠀ + rejuveniqe s⠀ + peptides exclusive to Monat ⠀ + plant stem cells⠀ + hyaluronic acid⠀ ⠀ And trust me when I say, I didn’t know what annnny of that meant before this week. I have tons to learn still, but man am I PUMPED!
I flew to Columbus 4 days ago with no clue what to expect. This is the first time I’ve done or been a part of something like this. ⠀ ⠀ It honestly far exceeded anything I could’ve imagined. I wish I could convey it all. The heart of this company is so unreal. Even if I tried to tell you, you wouldn’t get it. ⠀ ⠀ There’s nothing like sitting in a stadium full of 8,000 people, hearing the word gratitude be spoken over and over and over. ⠀ ⠀ There’s nothing like going to a convention ready to hear about shampoo & learn all the things, only to feel like you’ve been to church because God is brought up so many times. ⠀ ⠀ This week taught me so many things, and I can’t even wait to tell them all, but one thing I know for sure, every single person that was in that stadium this week was in the right place. Knowing that, 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, makes my heart all sorts of bursty.