To my customers new and old: Thank you!

To my customers new and old: Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Sugg on Sep 18th 2018

I wanted to take a moment to thank my customers, new and old, for all the amazing support you have given me. (Don't worry, we aren't closing!) Not only over the last year, but especially over the last 4 months since I gave birth to little Miss Evangeline. Before having the baby, I imagined bringing her to work would be pretty easy. Maybe not easy, but I thought it wouldn't be that difficult to manage the store and the baby all at once. What I can say now is that I was pretty unprepared for how tough it is to do both every day. The time spent with my daughter isn't quality time snuggling on the couch. It's nursing her while processing new shipment, holding her on my shoulder while ringing up customers, and having her spit up down my back while standing at the register with a line of customers. (The last one happened twice this last Friday.) Some days i really want to just sit down and cry from how overwhelmed I am, but I keep pushing forward because I have some of the best customers ever. I am truly amazed with how supportive everyone has been. Whether you've offered to hold the baby while I help other customers, helped me bag your purchases, told me to stay sitting with the baby while you shop the store, reassured me it was okay that the baby was crying or fussing while you shopped, or just listened to a crying baby while in the store - thank you. In true mom guilt fashion, I feel guilty when the baby cries or fusses while customers are in the store or when customers help me bag their purchases. The beautiful thing is that everyone has reassured me it's okay. That babies cry, and it doesn't bother them. I am so excited for the journey ahead of us and getting moved into our new location in a couple weeks. They say it takes a village, and if that isn't the truth, I don't know what is. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. You are all a part of my tribe.