My Inspiration: Colleen’s Courage

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I purchased my compass bracelet at the Brooklyn Art Center Arts & Craft Show in Wilmington, NC on 3/31/18. What attracted me to the both was not only the bracelets, which are so cute, but the fact that 50% of the profits are donated to help foster children find their “forever homes”.

I live in Alpharetta, Georgia with my husband Kevin of 24 years, our son, Luke (22 graduating from UVA this May), Kaleigh (19 student at SMU) and Liam (16 sophomore in high school).  We have lived in Georgia for 14 years but are originally from the northeast.  Our family is spread out up and down the East Coast and some on the West Coast.

We have a large, loving family who I feel grateful to be a part of.  Unfortunately, our family has dealt with several losses, some gone way too soon.  Cancer (particularly breast and Ovarian cancer) has been prevalent in our family.

We are in Wilmington this weekend for Easter visiting my sister-in-law, Colleen who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in September, 2016.  She has fought and continues to fight a courageous fight against this disease.  She is my inspiration: my inspiration to live every day full of love and kindness.  Kindness towards others every day is important: “Always be kind for everyone you meet may be fighting a hard battle”.

To me, the compass bracelet signifies that even though our large family can not live in close proximity to each other, we get together as much as possible then we head back to our homes.  The compass will always bring you home but your home is where your family is: in our hearts forever.

Colleen and I found the booth for Compass Bracelets together at the Art Show and we both purchased bracelets.  She is my inspiration on how to live life in the face of adversity and I am blessed to have her in my family.  Wearing this bracelet will continuously remind me how she inspires me and when I pass it along, it is my hope that it will inspire others to live a full, loving, family oriented, kind life.

Ana Shields

 

My Inspiration: Colleen’s Courage

8385+High+Hampton+Chase Alpharetta, Georgia

I purchased my compass bracelet at the Brooklyn Art Center Arts & Craft Show in Wilmington, NC on 3/31/18. What attracted me to the both was not only the bracelets, which are so cute, but the fact that 50% of the profits are donated to help foster children find their “forever homes”. I live in…

Mar 31, 2018

My Inspiration: Colleen’s Courage

Ana Shields
Alpharetta, Georgia

I purchased my compass bracelet at the Brooklyn Art Center Arts & Craft Show in Wilmington, NC on 3/31/18. What attracted me to the both was not only the bracelets, which are so cute, but the fact that 50% of the profits are donated to help foster children find their "forever homes". I live in Alpharetta, Georgia with my husband Kevin of 24 years, our son, Luke (22 graduating from UVA this May), Kaleigh (19 student at SMU) and Liam (16 sophomore in high school).  We have lived in Georgia for 14 years but are originally from the northeast.  Our family is spread out up and down the East Coast and some on the West Coast. We have a large, loving family who I feel grateful to be a part of.  Unfortunately, our family has dealt with several losses, some gone way too soon.  Cancer (particularly breast and Ovarian cancer) has been prevalent in our family. We are in Wilmington this weekend for Easter visiting my sister-in-law, Colleen who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in September, 2016.  She has fought and continues to fight a courageous fight against this disease.  She is my inspiration: my inspiration to live every day full of love and kindness.  Kindness towards others every day is important: "Always be kind for everyone you meet may be fighting a hard battle". To me, the compass bracelet signifies that even though our large family can not live in close proximity to each other, we get together as much as possible then we head back to our homes.  The compass will always bring you home but your home is where your family is: in our hearts forever. Colleen and I found the booth for Compass Bracelets together at the Art Show and we both purchased bracelets.  She is my inspiration on how to live life in the face of adversity and I am blessed to have her in my family.  Wearing this bracelet will continuously remind me how she inspires me and when I pass it along, it is my hope that it will inspire others to live a full, loving, family oriented, kind life. Ana Shields  

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