Friends, meet Esperanza.
She couldn't be more beautiful if she tried.
She's twenty-four and lives at home with her parents and her younger siblings.
And she works for Noonday.
She's gracious and filled with joy and was so happy to welcome us into her home.
Her mother was so filled with life.
The first thing she did was ask us all if we know Jesus.
She wasn't letting us leave until she was sure we all did.
And her little sisters-- so much hope for things to come.
Esperanza is a girl just like you and me.
She hopes to find a cute boy to marry one day.
She dreams of being a mother.
She wants her own home and a family.
She sounds like every single twenty-four year old I know.
It's so easy to believe that we are different.
What could we possibly have in common?
So many things in our lives show such a stark contrast.
But really, we're all just women who want to use our gifts, make our parents happy,
and live the best lives possible.
Esperanza and our time together was such a beautiful reminder to me that women are women are women.
And I couldn't possibly love that more.
I want you to know our artisans.
I want you to think of them as friends you simply haven't met yet.
I want you to invite them into your homes via their stories and their products that they've made and are sharing with all of us.
What a wonderful celebration of women.
Have YOU checked out the new Noonday line?
There are so many stories represented there that I can't wait to share with you this season.
Here are a few of the pieces I can't seem to get enough of:
What are YOU loving?
And to help spread the Noonday love, I'm partnering up with some of my fellow ambassadors on this season's blog train.
You can check the post from this morning by Brooke and tomorrow's post by my sweet friend Elizabeth.
So, to help spread the Noonday love and connect us even more with our artisans around the world, how about a little giveaway?
Happy shopping and story-sharing to you and you and you!