I can't believe I'm opening a store!
Within a month of putting together Hunter's Threads, we found a place! With limited resources, funding and time - we found the perfect location. I keep thinking, how did I get here? The support from the people that were there for me for the last few years with Hunter being sick, noticing developmental delays all while balancing family/work stress has forced me self reflect the last few months. With many sleepless nights filled with tears, heartache, confusion and self doubt, I went through a phase of feeling so drained from the day that I would just sleep off the stress. Having to balance kids, schedules, personal obligations and trying to spend the necessary amount of time with both Hunter and Isla - it finally caught up to me.
For many years I've carried the burden of being a problem solver and not ever really feeling free in my spirit, but found validation in making sure that people were taken care of. It is actually a huge part of what I do for work especially growing up in a small family non -profit. In the middle of transition and added stresses my husband and I decided to take a much needed break. We finally redeemed our two-time canceled trip, Jody and I canceled our vacation 2 years in a row because our kids were very very sick and life didn't really allow for us to take time off. Finally, we are here in Hawaii enjoying time to think and regroup and plan HT. As I sit here I'm reminiscing about the last few months and how far we've come as a family. I know that it's only by God's grace we are in a much healthier situation. It's crazy to think that my whole perception of happiness has shifted. I know that pivoting in life is a positive thing, but also risky. My dad has been a prime example of achieving things that seem impossible and in his innocence of making a difference he has been able to teach me that there are no limits. There are few people that have shown much support, love and encouragement to get me through some pretty tough times. Recently we had friends come over for hours encouraging me to make a change and ultimately challenged me to pursue change. I literally couldn't even wrap my brain around that simple concept. Here we are, ready to launch an actual store!
The amount of feedback and positivity from people i know and don't know is making me feel like this is taking a life of it's own. This project will be a work in progress and I will be updating as we make strides! The story of how I got this place is truly a miracle in itself. Confirmation that I have to be doing the right move for not only my family but the families and kids that will benefit from these resources! I'm excited to learn, meet new people and explore the world of retail, kids and therapy!
Email me if you would like to be part of the Hunter's Threads Family. We are just starting, so volunteers with skill sets are always welcomed!!