Ultimately, we would lose that pregnancy and the one that followed, but I was determined to keep my heart from growing bitter– to celebrate life while we waited with hope for a baby. So I continued to embroider, this time stitching gifts for friends who were expecting. And after a few gentle nudges from others, I decided to open an Etsy shop, though I was sure that nothing would come of it.
Three months later, I was able to quit my job as a high-school English teacher to pursue this business full time, and Honey Moon has only grown since.
It has been– and continues to be– such a gift to be able to celebrate your life’s most special moments with you, even in the smallest of ways.