I’ve been staring at the computer screen for over an hour now, I’ve hit the delete button at least 1,000 times and my vodka sprite with a splash of lemon is nearly empty. I have so much to say, but where does one even start?
I come from a large family and until my siblings started having children, I was always the baby. I value deep relationships, especially those with my mom, Faye and sister, Tracie who never fail to entertain me. According to Facebook I have 993 friends, yet remain loyal to my best friend, Gina. After a long day, I know that my husband, Mark, two children, Ty and Trent, a four legged cat, a fish and a frog will be there waiting for me. Don’t tell the kids, but I won’t be all that upset if Mr. Ribbit decides to hop away during our next family vacation.
My birth certificate reads Tina, but I’m more commonly referred to as “The Jewelers Wife”.
Fourteen years ago one man, one ring and one promise made me a Yelton. Fourteen years ago a passion for people, appreciation for jewelry, and a knack for sales and made me part of the Yelton Fine Jewelers business.
My father-in-law, may he rest in peace, always called me the “outlaw”. Others say that I married in and took over. If you ask me, I just did what I was called to do. Like any woman, I like a good piece of bling. After all, I did marry Mark. Jewelry makes people feel special and sharing that with others is what keeps me going. If you’re an existing customer, you know that I’m in it for you. If you’re not, let me prove it! (Sorry, the saleswoman inside started to rear her ugly head. Or maybe it’s the vodka sprite.)
I may sparkle like a piece of Yelton Fine Jewelry, but there is more to me than you can see from the retail floor. This blog is my story. Insight into my life as a daughter, mother, sister, business owner, friend, boss and of course, “The Jewelers Wife”.
Sit back, relax and grab a cocktail. It should be an exciting ride.