Recently, I introduced you to a fun San Antonio boutique called ELIZABETH’S. While I love the contents of this store, it is the fabulous owner Elizabeth herself which is the most inspirational part of this story.
A single mother and a cancer survivor, Elizabeth (45) has known her share of challenges in life. She knows the importance of the I MATTER message. “I was a single mom, taking care of my son and working day and night to make ends meet. I got caught up in the rat race of life and the last thing I cared about was taking care of myself. I rarely slept seven hours nor did I eat healthy meals.
In 2007, God decided it was time to get my attention and I was diagnosed with cervical cancer which brought my life to a halt. The message I took from this? I am not invincible. This was happening to me…not someone else.” Elizabeth realized through all of this, if she did not take care of herself, then she was of no service to anyone else.
Through turning her life around and good medical care, Elizabeth is an active business owner, mother to a 25 year old son, and now engaged to the “love of her life.” She loves the fashion industry and helping women to look and feel their best.
“I have loved fashion since I was old enough to say CHANEL,” she says with a smile. Her boutique has operated in two locations in San Antonio since 2003. “I feel it is so important for women to care for their outward appearance, because it is a huge part of how she feels about herself. When a woman is confident, everyone can see it. It speaks volumes of who she is and there is nothing more attractive.”
Elizabeth loves to work the floor of her boutique and interact with her customers. She said, “I can recall so many times when a woman would walk into my store and start by saying she was not sure there was anything in the boutique which would look good on her. This customer has always been my favorite, because I know if they will give me a chance, I am about to change not only their look, but more importantly how they see themselves.”
She is gorgeous, joyful, and making a difference in the lives of women…because she took the time to pick up the I MATTER sign…another story of life and overcoming challenges. Life is short…let’s choose to enjoy as many moments as we can. If you are anywhere near San Antonio, go by Elizabeth’s Boutique on Highway 1604 North and say hello.
I hope the stories of all of these amazing women encourage you as much as they do me!
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