People walk in and out of our lives every day. Every one leaves footprints. but some bring with them a light. They bring kindness, generosity, passion, and loyalty. People like this are few and far between. I am ever so grateful to know one such person.
Never before had I met someone with so much joy and passion for life. As you can see, her smile just lights up the room. Her lips carried endless encouragements and praises. Her heart connected with every person she met and when she saw a need, she did everything in her power to fill it.
How We Met
We met in June 2017 when she began supporting me in my LuLaRoe business as a customer. Her bright personality and wit caught my eye from the start and we quickly formed a relationship. When I started my new journey with Color Street in August, she was my first customer (besides my mama). She was the first to agree to host a Nail Bar for me. Cheryl was the first person to believe in me enough to join my team. It is hard to think that there was a time where the team was just the two of us swapping ideas.
Passion for Leadership
I remember she kept coming to me discouraged that she had not built a team immediately because her heart yearned to share joy and success with other ladies. Time and time again, I reminded her that it will happen if she just keeps going. And like that, within 48 hours she had four ladies join! Several more joined in the following months as she built her team to eight strong women.
Watching her lead was a joy. Frequently, I would tag her in topics within our team page because her experience outweighed my own. She knew how to connect with people so well and thrived in face-to-face interactions. It was such a pleasure to watch her blossom both as an individual and as a leader.
We Love You
It is with great sorrow that I say that Cheryl is no longer with us. She passed on the 11th of March, well loved by family and friends. A hole sits where she once was, but her hope still radiates beyond her life. All those generous gifts live on and her memory is well honored. Her memory lives on in all those she blessed. I know I will never forget her.