Reflecting back and looking forward

As most of you know, I have been out on maternity leave taking care of our sweet unexpected twin girls as well as big sister Eleanor. The past 7 months have been a crazy whirlwind for our family and I have just been taking in every minute of it with Thanksgiving. I want to update everyone on what is in the future for Austie Eckley. I have a lot of big changes happening and I can’t wait to share them all with you.

Many of you have been following our story, and know that our little girls were fighting for their lives in the NICU for over a month. During this time, a fellow colleague of mine broke into our home and stole my entire hair and makeup kit along with some clothing and other small items. I want to address this because I have had a lot of time to reflect these past 7 months. When this happened, I was not going to allow it to have any part of my world because my focus was bringing my little girls home. I think it is important that I talk about it and admit that what happened to us was not a small thing and that not only was it wrong, scary, and personal, but it was also against the law. I would like to say I have forgiven this person. However, the truth is that I am still very angry, confused, hurt and deeply saddened. We are confident in who we think did it as was the detective on the case, but unfortunately we did not have enough evidence to prove it. I have chosen not to expose this person because I truly believe they will have to answer to God. I also believe we reap what we sow and pray that this person will be able to one day come clean. I also pray everyday that God will give me the strength to truly forgive this person so that I can be free however I am not going to let this situation rob anymore of me.

With that said I am hopeful that God will continue to work on my heart and help me move forward. I am so excited for 2014! I have been working very hard the last couple months brainstorming, sketching, planning, and most of all seeking God on what Austie Eckley is going to look like going forward. This time has made me ask myself what do I truly love to do and what am I the best at… I am not going to share too much but I am completely rebranding and plan to relaunch Austie Eckley spring of 2014. This is going to include new packages, an entire new collection of headpieces, accessories, and an entire new focus. I also have some fun little surprises I am praying for and working on as we speak. I am so excited to share this new venture with all of you and I hope and pray you love it as much as I do.

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