Thursday, July 30, 2009

Letter From A Stranger

In the famous words of Tone Loc, “And it goes a little somethin’ like this….” (You’re welcome…I’ll be singing it all day too.)

You have your first child. You fall madly and deeply in love with your child. You realize that you could never leave his side. You set out determined to find a way to stay at home to catch every single breath that he takes. You develop a terrific product. With the love, help and support of your husband, you start a business and take your product to market. You spend endless hours working your tail off to make something of your business hoping that your, now two sons, will see you as a successful, smart and determined woman who gave her all; a woman who didn’t see her children as an obstacle to her dreams, but glorious inspiration. Outside of your family, you have no idea that you are affecting others.

Well, that is my story in a nutshell. And until our recent article in Life in Chenal Magazine, I had no idea how much my business, my Prego Planner and my story, could affect others who I don’t even know.

Shortly after the Life In Chenal Magazine containing our article was published, I received a most amazing letter in the mail from the Executive Director of a place called “Birthright”. A loving place where women who are pregnant and need help can go for guidance, advice, medical care and so much more. The handwritten letter read:

Dear Mrs. Heather Patterson,

I so enjoyed reading your awesome message in Life In Chenal. My daughter is pregnant and I can not wait to order items from you! I also direct the Crisis Pregnancy Center here in Little Rock…. I would love to talk with you sometime! The joy really showed in the article…. Thank you again for representing the “joy of motherhood”! I will show this article to the ladies who come to our waiting room! Your message will be heard by many who are at a “crossroad” in their lives….

Wow! Receiving that letter was one of the highlights of my mompreneur career.

To learn more about Birthright, please call 501.664.0097. Birthright is located at 804 N. University, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72205.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That's awesome!

    birthright was such a valuable resource for me when I found out that I was pregnant with my son. I was 20 years old, and in college, and the women that ministered to me in that little storefront in Rocky Point, NY will always hold a special place in my heart!

    I made a point to donate any children's items to them as my son grew and even now that we live out of state, I still refer people to Birthright. An awesome company for an awesome cause!