I had a very hard time finding the words to properly express my gratitude to everyone who helped make this possible. From the ladies who attended, the sponsors all the way down to the snap chat filter, everything was beyond words....perfect. I am still in disbelief that it was the success that it was. When I looked around the room and seen that the women were not only following along, but looked STUNNING, it made my eyes immediately fill with tears of happiness. I thought to myself, "I did it, I actually did it" I felt overcome with pride in myself that all of my hard work had paid off. The ladies were learning and having a great time. It couldn't get better.
But then it did.
I had a raffle going on during the class to raise money for St Jude's Children's Hospital and The Pink Heals Foundation. Just when I thought the day couldn't get any better, I saw the number. In just 3 hours we raised $865.00. I was speechless, all I could do was cry. I couldn't have asked for a better group of women to attend my 1st ever makeup class. To say I am thankful is an understatement.
I don't want to make this post 4 pages long, because I easily could. So I will end with this, Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my community for your generous donations, sponsorships and contributions to my class, thank you for believing in me.
To the ladies who attended, thank you. Thank you for your time, for purchasing your ticket, and your contributions to the raffle. Thank you for your trust in me. Without you it wouldn't have been possible. Thank you for believing in me.
To my friends and family who saw me put my blood, sweat and tears in this class and helped me when I needed it, thank you. Thank you for being my rock when I needed support, my reassurance when I felt worried, and my biggest fans.
To my fiancé and my sons, I love you more than any words could adequately express. Because of you, I know I have the love and support I need to follow my dreams and I can undoubtedly achieve them. And I promise you, I will. You three are my motivation and purpose for doing so and I will continue to make you proud. Because of you I am who I am today.
To Franchesco's Ristorante, Morphe Brushes, Anytime Fitness, Buffalo Wild Wings, Northern Illinois Combat Club, Beauty By Kayla Lindquist, Paymaster Pawn and Jewelers, Perfection Nails, Hexevicks Photography, Pur Elegance, Rockford Ball Screw, The Shop Tattoo, RBI Bar and Grill, Cakes by Alyssa Fae, Rina Welt, and to everyone who helped make this possible for me. Thank you. Please know that because of you, we were able to help children and suffering families. Know that your act of kindness you've shown in contributing to my class made a bigger impact then any of us anticipated. You are all greatly appreciated and I am very blessed to have your support. Thank you for believing in me.
with love and gratitude,