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Too much to tell

So much to say.  I love this weekend. Even if I haven’t been able to make it to all the events, it is when I feel so close to my dream.  I had always believed and dreamed of a group of friends like this, but when you gather in a room with 300+ strong women you feel so….so…so the best ever. When you are around so many women who just want to make a change, who want to stay at home and be with their kids yet contribute to the family, or even be the working force in the family and let the dad stay home, a group of women so powerful that you know without a doubt they have your back no matter what, it is the most AMAZING feeling ever.

I know I am rambling and my sentences are run ons. Matilda Jane is pretty awesome. Ya, we sell children’s clothing, and super cute clothing at that. Ya, I design clothing but my gosh, we’ve got over 400 Trunk Keepers who have chose MJC as a career. Over 400 Trunk Keepers who have become a part of Matilda Jane to make big things happen. Our family is the biggest it has ever been and it is so might y that I am certain we are about to embark on a Fall season that will not only change our lives but the lives of so many others. And I cannot wait. I cannot wait to do what I can do, with all my MJC girls, and guys and make a difference.

I am so excited…

And I got this from Kiara today. I asked her if she would check with Brian, Nancy and Clinton if they needed any shoes for school, supplies or books. I love you KIARA!!! She took them to town to get them new shoes for me. That is what I am talking about. I love being able to feel a closeness to the kids. I can’t wait for the new orphanage to be done…any day…and you guys can all experience the same through the Mighty Acorn Foundation.

 

I know a quick ramble, but I am just so happy today!

-Denise

     
Silver Price - July 24, 2013 - 5:19 pm

As you know, thanks to many very kind-hearted and mission-minded people, there was a “GROUND-BREAKING” celebration this past Monday at the Seeds Children’s Home property in Kitale, Kenya. The owner of Mitalda Jane Clothing, who gave Chicks for Children Foundation a tremendous boost with her donation, participated in the ground-breaking celebration. Denise flew 25 friends, personal family, and MJC family to Kitale, Kenya this past week to meet the orphans. Is that not AMAZING! This is a lady about relationship building first and foremost. Of course, you can learn more about her clothing company and her personal crusade by enjoying her website, http://www.matildajaneclothing.com . Her blog site is also very informative!

Lil - July 21, 2013 - 2:47 am

Denise, Not a day goes past that I do not stop and take a moment to pray for you. Just wanted you to know. Your in the hearts of so many of us. 🙂 God Bless

Gran - July 20, 2013 - 5:52 pm

Wow! So glad to see the post from Ken that he and the team of 16 will be painting. That is fantastic news and Ken you will definitely want Matilda Jane for a granddaughter. That is where we came to know and love this great company and all it stands for……it started with a knot dress for a granddaughter and going on the website to read and get to know this amazing group of people who make up Matilda Jane Clothing.

Heather D. - July 20, 2013 - 1:23 pm

The smiles on their faces says it all–they definitely know they are loved! I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling the love too today and are feeling good Denise!

Sabrina - July 20, 2013 - 12:09 pm

Love it. Happiness is contagious. 🙂

Darwin Z. Lambert - July 20, 2013 - 9:17 am

Well–I sorta have 2 trunk keepers. First, Miss April Blair from Knoxville, TN is super special because she totally understood when I ordered from my other amazing TK Shana Eppinger during her first season (from Zelienople, PA) because she is an old high school friend. You know…one of those people who is one of those “true friends”, the kind that bring you cookies when you are feeling low….it appears she is still like that, too! From North to South–they both have the sweetest hearts!

Jen Raymond - July 20, 2013 - 8:32 am

So glad you got to enjoy some great things this weekend! You are an inspiration! Keep up the good work! You Rock!

Lisa Rapo - July 19, 2013 - 11:13 pm

Love being here and being part of the MJC family…and I love those sweet faces in the photo!!!

Ken Sparks - July 19, 2013 - 10:42 pm

Denise,
You have great cause to be happy! You are sharing so much more than your resources… you are sharing your love and the collective love of an extraordinary community of people affiliated with your remarkable company who know that there is an opportunity to share hope in a place where living conditions are impossible to imagine unless you are able to personally slog through the mud and waste of the Kipsongo slum and witness it yourself.

I am so grateful for what you, David and the Mighty Acorn Foundation is doing and it will be an honor for our team of 16 from Colorado to help with some painting while we are there July 24-Aug 3.

May you and your company and the thousands of faithful community members continue to be blessed by your generosity! And although I don’t have any daughters, I’m praying that one day I’ll have a grand-daughter and my wife and I will be able to outfit her in some delightful MJC clothing!

Erica S - July 19, 2013 - 10:17 pm

I’ve been wondering since Art Fair what it is about Matilda Jane that would possess me to drive cross country for an art fair, especially knowing that it was only in our budget to get one or two things for my daughter. I justified it for a while because it fell on her birthday (but she’s only 3 so she would have been okay staying home with a Dora the Explorer cake). Last night it hit me as I was reading your blog. Every time my daughter steps into Matilda Jane her little face just lights up. She’ll pose a little and stand up a little straighter. She radiates confidence. That wasn’t me as a child. I was very shy and struggled through an near fatal eating disorder. I came out on top, but it’s a struggle I wouldn’t wish on anyone. Matilda Jane isn’t just a company that makes adorable clothes. It’s a company that inspires grown women and allows little girls to dream. It represents everything I want for my daughter – self confidence, creativity, ambition, drive and most of all a giving heart. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for that!