When I was home, I talked about Kenya, the experiences, the people, the needs. I already knew the others that went with me felt this way but to tell the stories, show the pictures, feel the moments, and share that with others and specifically my daughter Caiti, she was feeling that tug to "do something"... but what?
and here it comes....Caiti & our Ah-Huh Moment-
Fast forward a year later.... and there it was... A solution, both for my earrings and for the pull on our heart strings.
You see, I like to wear my stud earrings in my first ear piercings holes. (For some reason it didn't work for me to just leave the studs in the second piercing holes, I liked them in the first set.) Hang with me, I'm getting there.... My daughter, Caiti, wears all kinds of fun, dangly, adorable earrings. I was complaining to her about how much work it is to take out my stud earrings (they have a screw on back) to put the fun earrings in the first piercing place. And she looked me and said "Mom, put them in your second piercing. They don't have to be in the first one." ...Huh? It was an ah-huh moment. I know it sounds silly. BUT....it worked and I fell in love with long dangly, adorable earrings. And earrings cost money, and I had a lot of catching up to do....and on a budgeted pocket book, after all it's Covid time, and who knows what tomorrow will look like in the business world. So, to save money, Caiti said she can make them for us. Then we looked at each other, thinking making earrings, and that tug, yes, God 's solution, right there, simple, and like it was waiting for us.... so perfectly. And.... our earring shop was born! Just earrings? Nope, it grew as the vision grew. Earrings, bracelets, dream catchers, some home-made, some globally-made.... and the best part? The profit will go to supporting other women, lifting them up, loving on them, and pouring into them!
and with that, Jaber Soul was born!