Thursday, January 19, 2017

A HEARTFELT EVENT WITH KENDRA SCOTT & THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION














Photography by Madi Flournoy Henderson


"I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you.  Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more".  - Angelita Lim

When your child is born and everything on the outside is absolutely perfect...so much so that all you can do is sit and stare.  She is stunning to the eye with a head full of hair and piercing blue eyes.  She nuzzles up to you because you are familiar, your scent is what she knows, you are her safe place, your voice is music to her ears...and because she is yours and you are hers.  You are her MOM and that unconditional love and bond is stronger than ever.  It's magical...a moment in time that is unforgettable.

And then you are told that your child may not be so perfect on the inside.  That in fact, her tiny heart is less than perfect.  A heart with holes.  Something so brand new that was supposed to be whole and perfect...something was broken.  A tiny heart that has to work a little harder to function properly.  A heart that will ultimately have to be fixed.

This was our moment in time...when we learned that Addison's tiny little heart was less than perfect.  Our perfect baby girl was not whole...she would need to have her tiny little heart fixed in the near future.  She had to grow and mature enough to undergo a lengthy open heart surgery to make her heart whole again.  Her impending surgery was the heaviest dark cloud we have ever faced but surgery came and went and she is now a thriving 5 year old with a very special scar that will forever remind us of that tiny, now thriving, heart within our perfect little girl!

With this all being said and as you an imagine, The American Heart Association is a very near and dear cause to our family.  I am beyond exciting to be teaming up with Kendra Scott & The American Heart Association to host an event in Addison's honor and to kick off heart health awareness month, which kicks off in February.

Our event will take place on Thursday 1/26/17 from 5pm-8pm at the Nashville Kendra Scott store and 20% of all sales during our event will be donated to Nashville's American Heart Association chapter.  Also, there are certain pieces, including the "Addison" earrings (and those that I am wearing in today's post), that if purchased, an additional 20% will be donated!  Consider it a girls night out...there will be food, beverages, live music, and some other special touches!  I've included the invitation below for additional details.


If you don't live in the Nashville area but you wish to support this cause in honor of someone you may know (or in honor of our sweet girl), you may contact our local Nashville Kendra Scott store to order.  Ask to speak with Laura and she will be happy to assist you!

To Order:

Kendra Scott Nashville
"Addison" earrings or any other KS piece
Call: 1-615-600-4353

If you do live in Nashville or the surrounding areas, I do hope you will join us for a very special evening.  I hope to see you there!

THANK YOU in advance for reading today's post and for any support you will provide in my mission to honor Addison and all others impacted by defects or heart disease.  If you wish to read more about Addison's story or more about how heart disease impacts so many women...can you read more HERE.  From my heart to yours...much love! 

26 comments:

  1. What an amazing story, I'm so glad your little girl got the surgery she needed to become the thriving little 5-year-old she is today!

    XO
    Lee Anne
    www.lifebylee.com

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    1. Thanks so much friend, I appreciate you taking the time to read!

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  2. So glad your baby girl is doing well!
    -Kate
    http://www.katekoutures.com/

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  3. You are so dang stunning boo! Love love it!

    xoxo
    Krista
    www.hundredblog.com

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  4. Beautiful look. Love everything about it.
    Glad your baby is doing well!
    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

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    1. Thanks so much Rita, I truly appreciate your kind words!

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  5. I love the red on you!! Such beautiful jewelry!

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    1. Thanks Elise and I agree, Kendra Scott has the most gorgeous jewelry!

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  6. What an amazing story and a wonderful event for such an amazing cause close to your heart! You look beautiful (as always), red is your color! I am so glad to hear your sweet girl is now 5 and thriving!

    xo Ashley

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    1. She is doing so well and I appreciate you taking the time to read. We are all excited for this event!

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  7. You always look so amazing!!! I love all of these pieces!! What a wonderful cause!! XO

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  8. What a beautiful post! Love RED. xoxo

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  9. that red dress and those red earring s together are simple beautiful! looks like you had an amazing event!

    xx,
    Stesha
    www.classicandbubbly.com

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    1. We are excited for our upcoming event. Glad you love the red!

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  10. Love the rich red color of your dress and how it matches the jewelry perfectly. I just got the Sophee earrings but now I have to go check out the Kendra Scott store in Green Hills!

    - Camille, a fellow Nashville-based blogger
    www.serialoutfitrepeater.com

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    1. Definitely Camille! You should come to the event on the 26th...would love to meet you!

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  11. You look stunning in red, oh my gosh I'm obsessed! And those pieces are so pretty, such a great cause to support!

    www.livelaughlinda.com

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  12. This jewelry line was made for you!! You look flawless in it, as well as this gorgeous red dress. so flattering.

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  13. Girl!! You look absolutely stunning in red. That dress is made for you! I am in love with that red jewelry too, so pretty!

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  14. Oh Brooke this post was so beautifully written! I cannot imagine that experience for you all, and I am so glad she is doing so well! This is such an amazing cause, I wish I lived in Nashville!

    xo!
    Shelby
    www.glitterandgingham.com

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  15. omg that red is STUNNING! I love your dress and what an awesome experience! xo

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  16. Okayyyy you hot momma! Such a great color on you! xx

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