I was invited to a Jewelry Show earlier this year and didn’t really want to go, but I decided to help support my friend and stopped by. I was surprised when I found myself having a great time, and as I listened to my captivating Jeweler, I felt God telling me that I would soon be selling Premier jewelry, and it would be a great way to honor my friend Mary Holm, and continue her legacy. Mary was my radiant, magnetic Jeweler, who passed away from breast cancer in April of 2013. Mary wished for a foundation to help support other breast cancer patients and their families. Her father initially started a foundation in her name but after the first year the support and growth subsided. Life happened.
I went home and immediately asked my husband what he thought about me doing Premier. I figured if he said no then that would be it. He didn’t bat an eye. He was very supportive, as he believes Premier is a solid company. Looking back, I find it funny that I questioned God’s plan, but He worked it all out and the ride has been amazing.
Looking back, I find it funny that I questioned God’s plan, but He worked it all out and the ride has been amazing.
My original plan was to help families with my Jewelry Show profits. I soon realized there are too many breast cancer patients, thus I needed to get creative with other ways of helping and growing the foundation.
I found my team had been growing through connections and relationship building. Mary’s good friend Gina and her sister Rosanne decided to join my team as a way to help benefit our new foundation. The revived project is called Sisterhood: A Legacy of Love, to honor not only Mary, but her sister Debbie who died two years prior to Mary’s passing. There is a special “sisterhood” for women who battle breast cancer, which is why we think this new name is so fitting. We welcome and offer anyone who wants to give back the opportunity to do so – customers, Hostesses, and people who want to join our teams as a Jeweler.
We donate a portion of our profits to the foundation by buying specific pieces of jewelry like Hopeful and Encourage.
We donate a portion of our profits to the foundation by buying specific pieces of jewelry like Hopeful and Encourage. We also give our Hostesses opportunities to donate and we sell some items at a discount for people who want to pass them on to those going through a difficult time. Many are finding how much they love Premier jewelry and the company as a great perk!
Our first fundraiser of 2016 is scheduled October 18th, at Painting With A Twist. Mary was an amazing artist, so we feel this venue is a perfect place to honor her memory. My team and I have plans to donate Premier Jewelry to the Mayo Clinic and Baptist South, as we grow and earn enough pieces to bless all of the patients undergoing treatment. Our hope is to encourage women and make them feel strong, loved, and beautiful.
I also have to say, that I love how Premier has allowed me to connect more with my children, in a special way, that encompasses both mommy in heaven, and mommy on earth. Selling the jewelry has allowed many organic opportunities for me to talk about how amazing “my beautiful Jeweler” was, both inside and out. Thus her legacy lives on, and not just through photos. At first, I thought there was no way I could do Premier because Mary did it. Now? I’m honored to say I sell Premier because Mary did it too. We both loved to shine with our sparkles.
Life is funny, and this world is so big, yet so small too. You see, back in December of 2013, Mary’s husband Mike posted a sweet message and funny photo on Facebook of Santa and their children. Of course, anyone who read that post and saw the picture would like it, and so I did. This led to us connecting as friends too. We met a few weeks later, and with an instant connection, we just “knew” and married within four months. Overnight, I went from having one child to four. Our life is far from “Facebook-picture-perfect” yet our happily-ever reality is truly a blessing. We trust that our lives are a reflection of God’s greater plan.
We trust that our lives are a reflection of God’s greater plan.