True love does exist. Kerri and her husband were only married a year and a half, and they were truly a match made in heaven. Soul mates. “It was a wonderful love story – one better than I could have ever imagined,” she shares. Six years ago, he lost his life to a cancerous brain tumor, a day after his 58th birthday. That year and a half was the hardest time of her entire life– and the best time of her entire life. And, she is forever changed by knowing him – and loving him.
…and she walks on.
Standing in the truth of who she really is keeps her moving forward…“I have always been a curvy girl,” Kerri shares. YES, she has curves — she’s a WOMAN! And at age 55, she finally feels empowered to become more comfortable with who she is —“With aging comes a sense of freedom,” she says. The freedom in knowing that we no longer have to worry about achieving perfection, because there is no such thing as perfect. And, it’s her girlfriends who lift her up. Who love her for who she is. Kerri encourages us all to follow the uniqueness that is each one of us – for us to follow our hearts – to find out what makes us tick. Kerri believes there is a reason for why you truly love what you love. “We are each just a piece in the puzzle, and we must place our pieces where they are meant to fit, because if we don’t, someone else won’t be able to place theirs.” And this is how we rise together.
With this mantra in mind (and after selling other jewelry lines for many years – while also working as a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse for 28 years), she and her friend are truly standing in their truth and are committing passionately to starting their very own jewelry business. They have chosen the name, 356 (which represents their favorite bible passages), with the tagline – Turquoise, leather and grace. Kerri wants to design pieces that she loves, that she hopes will resonate and connect with others. She knows that now is the time to stand in her authenticity, her creativity and her uniqueness – because if not now, when?