In May of this year, just about a year into marriage, my mother-in-law, Jaynie, approached me about working at Lambert Jewelers full-time. After she explained her vision for my role at the store, I felt at peace but altogether confused.
“God, this can’t be right? This can’t be what you have for me? I thought I was non-profit for life? I don’t even like jewelry? Are you sure, God? Are you sure?” This internal dialogue continued for weeks as I processed, prayed and asked for discernment about this bold career change. I shadowed at the store a few times and attended a jewelry buying conference in Chicago that July to see if the jewelry world was something I could see myself getting into. God continued to confirm that this new opportunity was my next step.
So here I am, in the middle of my third week at Lambert Jewelers. If you would have told that tomboy, softball playing, sweat pant wearing girl that I would end up here, she would have told you NEVER. God had different plans.
I wasn’t afforded this new opportunity because I was a super talented salesperson, or I knew a darn thing about diamonds or gemstones or because I had years of experience running a business but simply because I was a Lambert. I was a part of the family. I belonged. In this season, God continues to remind me that I am chosen by Him. I am loved and cherished and belong to Him. Not because I earned it or have my life together or know everything about Him but because of who He is. This realization brings me rest and peace in this new adventure.
Please join me as I journey through the world of jewelry! The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. I’ll be sharing my “Ah-ha!” moments. My doubts. My fears and maybe even a few new things I’ve been learning about jewelry!