family,  jewelry

The Dream Has Come True

Where do I even begin? God is so faithful! I’m sure many of you have read the reasons behind why I do what I do. I’m a hard worker, but I love being busy so working hard is not anything new to me. It’s my personality. Many people ask me how I get it all done and tell me that I need to take a breather but I ENJOY doing things all of the time. My life has finally gotten to a point where I’m working 4 days a week, hanging with the kids till bedtime and then after bedtime I get working on jewelry.

This past week has been really revealing for me. Last Tuesday as I was paying myself from the biz for the month of April I heard God say, “How many months do I have to provide before you’ll finally trust Me?” Wow. Talk about a slap in the face. Other things happened in the last week that just proved to me that this was God’s time to take that leap and do the business full time. Dave found out that he’d be getting insurance from his company (I have been the insurance provider throughout our marriage). God has given us a peace (for the most part…not gonna lie that the extra income has been nice for us because we love to travel). It’s come out that many, many people have been praying for over a year for this to come to fruition. Everything is just falling into place.

So on Monday I put in my notice at work. I’m taking the leap. I’m going to work until June 2nd after which I will enjoy my kids at the pool, spend time to fully focus on them without feeling like I have to do emails or promote or network (i.e. multitask when I should be focused on my children) and maybe even take a nap. I’ll finally clean the house, get caught up on laundry & Project Life, focus on my husband in the evenings, spend time with God and grow my relationships with my friends. All of these have been sorely lacking lately…to my friends and family, I’m so sorry for that.

I’m so grateful for the last 9 years that I’ve spent at White River Christian Church and how they’ve taken care of me over the years. I’m thankful to our Sr. Pastor Tim who has been such an encouragement and like the big brother I never wanted. I appreciate the time I’ve gotten to spend with “the other Amy” – sharing an office with Amy M has been such a joy and she is one of my most trusted friends. I have worked at WRCC with some of the best, most godly, passionate people that I’ve ever met and I will truly miss them. But I will see them every Sunday as I come to worship and I’m sure I’ll be popping in the office every once in a while (especially during the Christmas season when there is an abundance of homemade goodies lying around).

Thank you to all of YOU for supporting my business, praying for me as I go through growth, leaving me encouraging notes & posts, and just loving me. You all are such an encouragement to me and I’m so excited that my dream has finally come true, 8 years after opening my little beading business. A new journey has begun and I hope you’ll join me on it!


  • Thomas Campbell


    Amen! Congrats on living your dream and working so hard to get there. It must feel great. Don’t forget that we… YOUR customers are blessed to have you as well. My wife loves everything with your name on it. It’s like a gift from another working mom. You would not believe the credit I get from your creativity!

    Best wishes for your future, health for your family & God being right there with you.


  • angie on maui

    Hi Amy,

    I follow you on Twitter but am new to your blog; I had a few minutes to read some of your posts this morning and am so happy that I did! Reading about how you made your dream a reality is so inspiring and encouraging and I love that you listened to God through it all. I love your work and will be perusing your shop for something new. 🙂

    I look forward to reading more!


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