Many of you have heard me talk about my amazing friend, Natalie Norton. I’m not sure amazing describes her with the magnitude it should. I met Natalie in Maui in late 2010 when she attended Making Things Happen. Gina and Lara told me she would be there and I stopped in my footsteps (seven and a half months pregnant) and my eyes welled up with tears. Unknowingly I walked into the room and sat down next to a happy, happy girl with gorgeous long brown hair who immediately smiled and started asking me about my soon-to-be-born little boy. Then she told me her name was Natalie.
I’d been following Natalie’s blog since just before her sweet, sweet baby Gavin left us for heaven after being diagnosed with Pertussis.
Despite being one of the strongest, most encouraging, most positive and purely faithful women I know, Natalie is also one of the most eloquent. When she speaks, her words are full of so much power. And as an extraordinary photographer as well as an amazing mother to her boys Raleigh, Lincoln and Cardon, well, she’s just an inspiration and an incredible example of a woman doing it all with grace, not perfection.
Natalie is once again hosting BREATHE: a business and lifestyle rework for moms who also happen to be entrepreneurs on February 18 in Las Vegas (same week as WPPI!). I encourage you to ATTEND and experience Natalie. I love what she says in this video… that “the time that we need an intensive like this is often when we are struggling and overwhelmed the most.” Amen.
Read more about BREATHE here and more of Natalie’s story here on her blog.