Share the Love: Lilly

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“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to

make it happen.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

This post has taken me awhile to ponder how to put the emotional journey I experienced with a complete stranger into words. It has been weeks and I am just now able to verbalize the warmth I felt throughout my body – and the way the universe keeps bringing me the opportunity to change peoples lives and warm their hearts as well.

Many of you readers know that I am an advocate for AP parenting styles, and have really immersed myself within the babywearing community locally – and virtually. Through this wonderful and widespread network of amazing moms I know – I ‘met’ Katherine.

I woke up and as most mornings, browsed one the fast paced babywearing group I am a part of – and the first post I saw was Katherine’s. While reading her story for an ISO wrap Kokadi’s Lilly im Wunderland (that I happened to be snuggled under at that very moment) my body was overcome with goosies.

With Katherine’s permission I will give some background context. Katherine lost her brother a few years ago to suicide. Katherine’s bond with her brother was such that he visited her in a dream to announce her pregnancy to her – she had no previous inclination of having a baby on board until she took a test immediately after her brothers announcement in her dream. She named her beautiful angel Lillian who was born on her late uncles birthday.

So why did I have the goosies?

Because once I read her story further and further – I knew my body was telling me to pay it forward. This young mom had found the world of babywearing and found her legacy wrap on wrap database and knew within moments that this was needed in her life because not only was the wrap Katherine’s favorite color & the same name as her daughter- Lilly & Lillian – wait for it…

The wrap was also released on Lillian and her uncles shared….

BIRTHDAY!

Woah, I know… sounds like FATE.

I immediately contacted Katherine to offer to sell her MY Lilly, only to find out she could not afford the MV. She was hustling to find any way for her to fund her daughters legacy wrap – but to no avail, the funds just couldn’t be found. If you aren’t familiar with the price of a cushy woven wrap – let me just tell you they cost a pretty penny and value increases with use! $$$

Once she announced this to our AMAZING babywearing community, I had several moms privately contact me to offer to donate on Katherine’s behalf. We all felt it. We all knew this was meant to be – so few wonderful mom’s chipped in and covered all my shipping costs. I couldn’t contain myself – Lilly had a forever family that needed her.

So with little hesitation, my beautiful children and I took our beloved Lilly on a few more rides – willed sleepy dust into her and the very next day I sent Lilly on her journey to Katherine.

#WearAllTheBabies

My baby girl and Lilly RUB carry Connor took one last ride... sending Lilly extra floppy!!

Why blog about this?

Because the good that people can do is sometimes enough to uplift someones life. I think that Lilly (the wrap) will have a much deeper emotional effect on her new family. It is as if the Universe wanted Lillian and her mother to be wrapped close in the love of their lost but never forgotten loved one. Powerful.

It would be plain selfish for me not to share the good in the world and spread hope. Have faith in humanity folks, there are some of us good ones out here!

Keep Calm and Carry On

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Do Good, Feel Good. Part 1

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While I have been busy doing good throughout the last several years, it was not until a recent encounter that reminded me that maybe – just maybe – I can Share The Love (of sharing and caring) with others.

Within the last two weeks of my life, I have personally given more of myself to complete strangers than I have ever – and it felt AMAZING.

For years I have been on charitable committee’s setting up events and raising funds – never feeling a pinch myself except for time. Although, time is an irreplacable gift to give, I still felt that I ought to #digdeep and start giving parts of ME.

What could a little gal from the Midwest raising a family possibly have to share that others need?….

I welcome you to my journey to #sharethelove , and thank you for taking it with me. I challenge you to also #dogoodfeelgood #sharethelove and #payitforward.
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I will leave you with a little teaser, the journey all started because of the name Lilly and how the universe pulled us together.

My search for synergy…

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Over the last few years, I have dabbled in several lines of work; cosmetology, customer service, student, business intern, accounts manager. To know avail- there was no firm internal pull to say it was ‘home’. Not saying there wasn’t interest and a desire to give my all, but, there was no waking up at 2 a.m. just thinking of how valued I am by such an amazing community. Values enough to invite me out to Atlanta for some amazing training and community involvement.

Speaking of community involvement, those of you who know me well can attest that I am all about philanthropy. I have volunteered much of my time to a local charity in Waupaca, Wi to raise awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease – and have found much joy in this feel good part of my life. Now, I have embarked on another charitable endeavor that YOU can HELP with!

How? Well it is super easy. Up until the time I leave for Atlanta (roughly a week) I am accepting donations of gently used and/or new children’s books for an extraordinary charitable contribution our entire company is taking part in. We are going to make hygiene bags for women and children living in local Atlanta shelters. We have been challenged to put a children’s book in every bag!!! With your help, I can help these children escape the shelter because we all know with reading, we can find ourselves within the book and forget about the present problems.

We all know the journey for synergy so well. I am so grateful I have found it for my families lifestyle and my career! Never heard of Modere? Check out our amazing company here: http://bit.ly/1xC7g7D

Blogger? Me??? Sure, why not!

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Here I am anxious to share my excitement about where my family is in life and where I feel we are heading (on the up and up!). Finally I have found myself working for a company whose values and products are synergistic with my own; #Modere. Being a “scrunchy mom” myself, I fell in love with every aspect of this organic brand! An opportunity was recently presented to me that has led to a very- soon-to-be-here trip to Atlanta for training to launch this amazing brand in my Midwest market. So here I am, starting a blog because I would like to some day have the ability to relive this amazing journey my family is embarking on and because I have a house full of sleepers and I just HAVE to tell someone about this excitement!

Wanna know more about me and why I feel I am so special that I began a blog to share my journey? Strap your boots on…