Saturday, April 11, 2009

News to share...

Hey everyone, the official email has gone out so now I can talk about it on my blog. Griffins is closing. I have been there almost 12 years and it is like a home to me, I feel like I have a second family within the walls of that store. I have been very blessed to have been apart of the Griffins family. When I started at the store Breanna was just 2 years old, now she is planning her high school future. I cannot believe how time just flies. I have learned a lot about the retail world and had many fabulous opportunities during my time at Griffins. I have made life long friends. I consider so many of my customers to be friends, friends I will miss seeing on a regular basis. I want each and everyone of you to know you are special to me and I am so glad I have had the chance to get to know you.

But---when one door closes another opens!!! Big announcements coming soon. Keep checking I should be able to talk about it withing the next couple of weeks. Exciting---that is all I can say right now.

I also have sadness in my life with our family crisis. My dear SIL is in a coma after suffering an aneurysm, we are hoping for a miracle, but I am a realist and I know where things are headed. She is the most precious bonus I got when I married Kenny. (that is something I teased her about) I am so saddened by this and am trying to be strong for my family. She is only 44 years old and has 3 very special boys. Boys I love as if they were my own. So just please keep my family in your thought and prayers.


  1. Sometimes God gives us difficult times in order to help build our character. To make us more compassionate, and to make us realize that life is short and time is precious. To remind us to live everyday as if it were our last.

    As to Griffins, I feel as if I am going to have an anxiety attack! Where the heck am I going to shop? I know, good news later :D

  2. Hey Yvonne,
    It's so sweet of you to leave me comments from time to time on my blog :)
    I've kept up w/ yours and so meant to mention a few things, but as you can tell, I've been so overwhelmed or exhausted as of late.
    When I first heard you were feeling down, I worried and felt it might be medical (for you or a loved one);
    When I heard that Griffins was closing, I worried and wondered what that meant for you;
    Thank you for the tiny update, but what a tease! I'm so relieved to hear that you will be okay and can't wait to find out what "exciting" news you have. I am so sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. Actually, that hit me hard. I'm 44. My prayers are with you as always.

  3. Yvonne,

    Sometimes a coma is the brains way of resting and healing. Not enough can be said about our mighty God and the power or prayer. I know that miracles do happen!! I look at one each day when I see my husband! Hang in there, we are praying for you and your family, for those little boys who still need their mom! God has a plan and without His hand in it nothing will change. I am praying for you all. Love you!!!

  4. Yvonne,
    You are certainly someone I consider family! I have no doubt that you will be successful in whatever you are going into and I sure hope I am a part of it!!!! Your hard work and compassion are thingsthat I admire about you, but what I most admire is your creativity! There's no one like you! I am so sorry about your SIL and I know God is watching over your family.....