I feel like I should share with you all the vision of Ellie Rose and how it all came about. I'm typically straight to the point and not big with details so I will do my best to give you the whole picture so you have a clear understanding.
I graduated in June of 2011 and went to a trade school that August where I would get my certification in Medical Assisting. After about a month of going, I decided that was not the career path I wanted to go down. Then I went to Tarrant County College and decided to sign up and just get the basics out of the way until I figured out what it was I wanted to do. That ended up falling through and I once again decided not to go.
Not long after when I was 20, I found out I was pregnant with our son Elijah in March of 2012. I had no idea what I was going to do as far as a job and began scrambling trying to find something that would be stable and quick. With those factors, I decided to go get my certification in Esthetics. The program was six months and I finished a week before Eli was born that November. I ended up growing to love being an Esthetician and being able to build relationships with clients. I especially loved how women would trust you by pouring their heart out to you and sharing things some of their closest peers didn't even know.
When Eli was born I started saving all the money I could. There was a set amount in my mind and I had no idea why that specific amount was the amount I knew I needed to save, I figured it would be to put down on a house or even towards a wedding one day. Boy was I wrong. In March of 2017, I had finally saved the amount I had been trying to save the last five years. Within a week later, I had the vision of starting an online store and using a percentage of all sales to help women who had been in abusive relationships or single moms. It's amazing how every season prepares you for the next. At the time, I didn't understand how being an Esthetician was allowing me to minister to so many women and why they would entrust their service provider with the most intimate details of their lives. That season taught me to be more sensitive to every person, sometimes we have our blinders on when we could be helping the ones right in front of us.
Two weeks after God gave me the vision for the online store and allowing it to help other women, He told me to quit my job. If I'm being honest, it's really tough for me to just let go and fully trust God. I started looking for other jobs that way when I quit I had something to fall back on while the business was starting up until it fully became dependable. But I felt Him gently say " trust me, I'll take care of you". It's mind boggling how we can claim to be a Christian and say we trust God but then when it is actually time to trust Him, it becomes a battle within ourselves.
That week I put my two weeks notice in and immediately had an overwhelming sense of peace. I went to market with my mom and was constantly hearing success stories. Women would just randomly come up to us, then they would start giving us all these great pointers and genuine advice.
The problem before is, I never seeked by asking the Lord what I should be doing. I just tried to figure it out on my own and trust my own judgment. I would jump from one thing to the next trying to base my happiness and faith on whatever my circumstances were. But once I started praying for my job and future, He revealed the desires and vision I thought were impossible would become possible.
The Lord's hand has been on every decision since the beginning of this process. Every piece of clothing, shoes, jewelry, anything being shipped out have been prayed over. I don't want God to be left out of any detail or decision making.
The Lord wants all of your dreams or desires to come to life. You just have to let go and trust that He will take care of you and has your best interest in mind. You may have been hurt in the past and it has taught you to not trust anyone. I boldly and confidently say, He will never hurt you nor forsake you.