As this Thanksgiving week has quickly come upon us, and as we plan for the craziness of "Black Friday" and Small Business Saturday at OAK, along with the Christmas decorating we get to do around town this week, I want to take just a second to express some much needed thanks -
2014 has been one of those life changing years (as most years can be if we let them) as I welcomed my 2nd perfect little man into the world in February. Going from a 1 child family to a 2 child family has overloaded my life with blessings and craziness. It has equally made me more aware of how precious my job is. I am so thankful for a job that allows me to spend some quality time each morning with my babies and that allows them to see me during the day when needed. That is something I wouldn't trade for anything.
Aside from my personal thanks, we at OAK are all so thankful for our wonderful customers and clients this year. It's such an amazing gift to have a job that allows me to meet people and bond with them over special events and weddings, while they shop for holidays and as they go about their own daily routine when they visit us for lunch.
We are also very thankful for our employees, and for the owners who allow this to be the business and vision I had in mind when we opened, who allow me to be creative and try new things (even when they don't work). Our employees are all team players and work so hard each day, and beside me long hours during weddings and events. We cannot thank them enough.
Finally, I am thankful for the book of James (random, yes, but read it some time. . .you'll understand) and for the reminder that faith without works is, well, not worth too much. We pray over our business, our clients, our brides, our weddings and our design jobs daily. And we want every one we come into contact with to feel our love for them, for our paths in life and for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Wherever you shop, and whatever you do, have a happy Thanksgiving -
With great Thanks -