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.
You defiantly are the bling of the store and from what time I have know you I can honestly say you are all that plus more.
Another name I heard your father in law refer to you as was “Tina Baby”. He loved you very much!
My daughter Joyce and I will never forget the act of kindness that you and Mark Showed When My Husband David passed away. You both took time out of your busy morning, between dropping the boys off at school and going to work, you both came to Hospice in Blue Ash and while Mark sat in the waiting area, emotional, to difficult for him to enter the room, so close to the passing of his own dad and David being Roy good friend….you knocked on the door of the room and pulled up a chair and sat with Joyce and I, while we waited for David to be picked up by the funeral home staff.
I will never ever forget your act of love, caring and the display of your heart that day.
Thank you so much for being the “bling” on that day for us.
Love you Tina
I really enjoyed reading your blog! I am anxious to read more and learn more about you. I hope you know that I love you and your family and would do anything for you. Give everyone a hug for me and I will stop in and see you soon! Sharon