Last year I started toying with the idea of having an ambassador for two reasons…One, I wanted a lady that we could pick from the vine who defines what we feel is all too common in dealing with insecurities and struggles in so many ways and show her what we do. We also wanted to gift a lady with this experience and show her how the people in her life, see her, and how we at our studio see all of our clients.
She will be doing lots of fun things with us this year, and we are truly blessed that she came along and grabbed our attention with her beautiful spirit and her physical beauty!
Here is a little bit about her and her story and how she puts into her own words about meeting me…
I am excited to be the 2021 Ambassador for Created Wonderfully Boudoir. At a young age, I began to struggle with low self-esteem. I can’t remember when anxiety wasn’t a part of my daily life. Unfortunately, this is a truth so many women carry. My husband and I married at 18. He was diagnosed at a young age with hereditary pancreatitis, we struggled with 7 years of infertility before we celebrated the birth of our only daughter. She is my miracle. Our daughter was also diagnosed at the age of 10 with hereditary pancreatitis after an ER visit with symptoms all too familiar to us. My family faced the challenge of going from a two-income family to one after my husband’s struggle with pancreatitis and arthritis became too much for his body to continue as an electrician. We endured the long process of waiting for a disability hearing. We have finally felt like we were recovering financially from the last several years. The one person that I leaned on so much through all of this was my mom. I lost her unexpectedly in July of 2020. Once again, I find myself struggling through a “new normal.”
In my almost 44 years, I have a new appreciation for this vessel of mine that carries my heart and soul. This body houses the heart of a mother, sister, daughter, friend, wife, caregiver advocate and so many other roles that this journey of mine has called on me to be. I’m not perfect by any means, but I have come to realize that I am uniquely gifted to live out my life and love the ones God has given to me. Gone is the girl who lacked the wisdom to appreciate the vessel that has allowed me to experience the most precious gifts of all, LIFE! I think for the most part we all have a love/hate relationship with ourselves. I want to continue to find myself less on the “hate” end. I want to have this experience to capture essence of the woman that I have become through all that life has thrown at me; I am still standing! As the quote says, “I am proud of the woman I have become because I have fought hard to become her.”
When I met Christie, I immediately felt a “sisterhood” with her. Christie’s heart is an encourager of women. It is my heart as well. I felt like I had visited with friend who had known my heart for years. As I walked into the studio, I saw walls filled with artwork of the women who came in with their stories and overcame their own fears and insecurities. It gives you this sense of, “I can do this too.” In every photo, I could truly see beauty and the truth of Psalms 139 was louder than any lie that I have ever believed about myself. “I am fearfully and wonderfully made and so are all of these women.” As women, we are created to be soft, strong and beautiful in a world that is the complete opposite. It’s no wonder our hearts come to believe such lies. We are our own worst critics and we develop a cruel habit of looking at each other with the same critical eye. While standing in the studio, I felt a sense that it doesn’t have to be that way. We could all use to view ourselves in a more positive light. We all are part of an amazing story with important roles to play. I hope we all can see each other as we truly are, God’s handiwork. We are truly intricate works of ART! Although last year may not have been the most favorite chapter in my story thus far, but it has certainly been an awakening.
Peggy, you are such a wonderful person and I cannot wait to share this experience with you, you are going to be phenomenal!!
Here are a few headshots we popped out the other day, I can already tell, my camera loves her!! Can we get some LOVE on those BOOTS, EEEEEKKK!