When we had our first baby, Ben, my husband was in graduate school. We were crazy poor. Tom and I bought diapers on Thursday because we knew the check wouldn't clear until I got paid on Friday. It just killed me to have to go back to work and take Ben to a babysitter. There was pain and guilt and jeolousy and worry, and more pain and more guilt . . . you get the picture. I vowed that if I ever had the means, I would establish some sort of trust fund, scholarship or anything to somehow allow at least one mother to stay home with her babies.
Of course, Tom finished his MBA, passed his CPA exam and created a wonderful life for us. I was able to stay home much, much longer with our second baby, Caitlin. Still, I have never stopped wishing I had the means to help someone else stay home.
Well, jump ahead 25 years. This week, a woman joined my Stampin' Up! team, who is just so much fun and so creative. She's going to be a fantastic demonstrator. She said one of the reasons she wanted to join Stampin' Up! was because she was looking for ways to make money from home so she can keep taking care of her Grandson. He is the love of her life and she's taken care of him since he was six weeks old.
You know what, I was just so excited for her to get her kit and set up her first workshop, it took me a few days to realize that my wish of 25 years had finally come true. I finally found a way to help someone stay home to take care of their child, or, in this case, grandchild. I tell you, I nearly cried.
So, welcome Renee Winch to the Catered Crop clan – You made MY dream come true!
I wanted to be sure to share this story with you this week because, if you've ever thought about helping people achieve their dreams and joining this mad, crazy creative fun, now's the perfect time. Until March 31 you can add any stamp set to the already huge Starter Kit, get 15% off the price of the Kit, and take advantage of the Three Easy Payment option. Just give me a hoot and a holler and we'll get you started.