At 34 weeks pregnant with Baby # 4 on the way, I experienced a sudden job change. There I was, weeks away from delivering a baby, deciding on whether to start applying for jobs in marketing consumer product goods when my phone rang.
It was Ashley -- my dear friend and owner of the TruckShop in Cincinnati, where she pioneered a mobile women’s clothing boutique that just rocks.
She had some news to share about Traci that would require a leap of faith.
Traci started Mini Emporium in Tucson, Arizona making a name in the children’s fashion world. Mother of 2, she was expecting #3 when her doctor explained that her baby had developed transposition of the great arteries with Dextrocardia and signs of pulmonary valve stenosis.
What does this mean?
Mila’s heart was on the wrong side of her chest and her blood would not circulate properly – she would not be compatible with life without open-heart surgery within her first 7 days.
Given this news, Traci could not run a fashion business while caring for Mila and 2 other children under the age of 5! Once we hopped on the phone together, we knew we were meant to help each other.
So I bought Traci’s truck.
I shipped the truck to Andover and as owner of Mini Emporium I help moms deck their kids out with affordable, limited availability children’s clothes, so they’re comfortable and look great.
Come and check us out. And be sure to follow the truck!
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms." 1 Peter 4:10