Friday, November 27, 2009

Gratitude

We took the day off yesterday to enjoy, relax and reflect for Thanksgiving. It was a perfect day spent with those we love. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. My favorite Thanksgiving memories have happened in the years that Jeremy and I have been together, always spending the day with friends and family and loving every minute. My thoughts and wishes this year are with my youngest brother who was recently deployed to Afghanistan (on a whim a few years ago, he joined the Marines...he has a bit of an invincibility complex) - I miss him terribly, fear for him daily and expect his safe return in a few months.

I also want to express my gratitude to you - it is because of each of you that we have been able to turn an experiment into a full time thriving business. We work hard everyday to realize this dream. We have a lot of learning yet to do as we stabilize and grow. We hope you will stick with us as we continue this journey. We have made a number of huge leaps this year - trading the financial comfort of a salaried job for the opportunity to build a handmade business has been one of the biggest decisions Jeremy and I have made together (a big career change but one we have not regretted for a second!). We took on a lot with the renovation of two buildings while running a business and raising a child but on the days I feel most tired or the most worn out from sewing, I inevitably receive an email from one of you letting us know how much your Moop bag has meant to you. Those emails are so important to me! Thank you for your kindness and generosity, it has meant the world to us.

Wishing you all the best all the time,

Wendy, Jeremy, Parker & Mouse (the kitty queen of our house)

2 comments:

  1. This post captures the meaning of Thanksgiving perfectly, Wendy. Thank you.

    And thank you for Moop, and for sharing your work and vision!

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  2. I'm thankful for Moop - I love being able to have a functional bag that I love and care about that is not made in China, rather made with love and simply by 4 hands. :-)

    I'm also thankful Moop has several styles so I can justify owning more than one!

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