This is going to sound so much like an Academy Awards speech, but I'm going to say it anyway.
I pour my heart and soul into this company, and I really try to portray that in our designs, fabric collections, and our southern hospitality. They say it takes a village to raise children, and with Valere Rene being like my third child, I couldn't have gotten her where she is today without some amazing people rooting us on every single step of the way.
To our amazing employees, Kenne dy, Kristi, Emory, Jillian, Rhonda, Annette and Larry: I am so thankful for our work family. Y'all put as much heart in Valere Rene as I do, and I'm so blessed.
To my amazing investment family, Jerry, Marianne, Burt and Erin: thank you for believing in our company, seeing her possibilities, and teaching me so much about running my own company. I owe so much on her success to you and can't wait what the future holds.
To my fantastic four, my biggest cheering section, my reason for pushing through the hard days and for always being there no matter what, my family: Jillian, no matter the "distractions" you never let me down in production; Emory, for knowing exactly what I am thinking before I even do with marketing and being my right hand girl; and Larry, for keeping me on budget even when I don't like it and for listening to me, taking care of me, and for telling me that I can do it. I'm so lucky to be your Moma/wife.
Okay, okay, the music is coming on, so it's time to wrap up...
My loyal customers, my community, our retailers and my mom, sister, aunts and uncles and cousins: thank you for the continued support of our business that literally started in our dining room, it wouldn't be where it is today without your continued support.
To my God, last but for sure not the least: thank you for giving me the talent, the energy, the belief in myself, and the faith to go outside my comfort zone. What an amazing road you have leaded me down. I just had to gain the faith that you had a different plan for me than I did for myself. I would walk the same path again with you by my side any day no matter what. Thank you for giving me the strength to see that.
Thank you everyone that came out to celebrate this weekend. We had wonderful food by Born2Cook Inspired, awesome brews from Ozark Beer Company and goodie cups filled with Hill City Popcorn Co. And thank you to my amazing customers who have followed my loyally online; y'all are rockstars,too. To another fabulous 2 years and many more!
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