Do you believe in signs?
Not as in street or zodiac, but the subtle signs you receive when you are at a crossroads, need a bit of encouragement or reassurance that you are on the right path…
You know I don’t believe in random. So if everything happens for a reason, that same reason dictates that there will be signs along the way. At least I think so…
Well, I just ran into a whole bunch of signs figuratively & literally.
On Pinterest last week I spotted a lovely saying, clicked on through and landed on the site of a SIGN company.
Sawdust City handmade sign company to be precise. Something told me to reach out to this company to collaborate in some way. So I did, and we are.
Now what did Bogie say to Bacall, “Of all the PINS in the world & you had to click on mine”? Something like that anyhow…
That click to Sawdust City was the right click because as a result I received a sign. ( not a wooden one ) A sign to keep on keeping on even when the odds are daunting, that you can do more than you ever thought, and that in the end it will all be much more than okay.
That sign came in the form of the inspirational story of Sawdust City LLC.
In 1995 a very sick baby was born. After 26 surgeries and 3 months in the hospital he went home. Due to his severely compromised immune system, this little baby, his mother and his very young siblings were housebound.
No work for the mom, no pre-school for the siblings. Only the dad could go out to work and work he did. The medical bills were astounding.
Instead of giving up against these seemingly insurmountable odds, his mom was determined to save her baby.
While providing around the clock care for 2 years, she also managed to make all her Christmas gifts! (I swear this is not a DIY fairy tale, she really did – I will think of this particular part of the story in November when I decide again to skip the Christmas cards, ’cause I am busy! )
The gifts were handmade wooden signs. The response was overwhelming. People who received them called to get more. The idea for a home business was born.
Two years after he left the hospital the around the clock care ended. The little baby was cured! The family was no longer housebound. The doctors’ only explanation was a miracle.
But we know while it is part miracle, it is also due to having a mom & dad who kept on keeping on, doing more than they could have ever imagined.
And know what? In the end, it is much more than okay. Reid, the sickest baby to survive in Minneapolis medicines’ history, is 19 years, old off to college and an accomplished artist.
As for Sawdust City LLC, it is a thriving “green” manufacturer. Employing 20 people designing, creating & producing American made, well really miracle made, signs and furniture.
I bet you want a sign now literally! Well here is your chance. Enter to win a gift certificate for your choice of signs from the Sawdust City on line shop.
Use the simple Rafflecopter Giveaway form below to enter. Open the form then click to follow on FB & Pinterest & you are in it to win it!
The winner will be notified by email.
** Kelly **