Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Enchanted Makeovers

Terry from Enchanted Makeovers contacted me a few days ago asking if I would donate one of my aprons for a cooking event that their organization was holding.

Enchanted Makeovers "transforms shelters for women and children into places of peace and possibilities—not just where basic needs are met, but spiritual needs for hope and beauty also."

Go to their website and see the beautiful work that Terry has done. Now. Do it!

I will not go into the details, but I have been physically abused by a boyfriend. It was a long time ago, and it only happened once. I left. It was extremely difficult because there is so much wrapped into a relationship...the worst part is letting that go and NOT calling him to get back together. People always ask abused women why they go back to their abusers. I can tell you why. A) I love him. B) I want to help him change. C) He will change because he loves me. D) The grown up thing is to not abandon him when he needs you. Those reasons are the tip of the iceberg, friends. Fortunately, for me, my logical voice was louder than those other voices.

My point in writing about this subject is to let you know that I understand the mentality of an abused woman, and I think Enchanted Makeovers is doing a wonderful thing by giving these women a beautiful place to live. I am honored that Terry asked me to donate.


  1. Hello April!

    AMAZING AMAZING!! What a wonderful lesson you have taught all of us. Many people walk in fear but the ones that have the courage to share their stories they are my heros.

    Be a bright light April so others can be set free!

    Many Blessings,
    Terry ox

  2. hi April,
    I can relate to your story. Welcome to the world of Enchanted Makeovers. Thank you for the aprons!

  3. Words of great wisdom! Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a personal part of your life to help so many others. LOVE your aprons and your shop, very nicely displayed. Hope to meet up in NYC or maybe France! Take Good Care, Carolina

    Hope you'll join our Martha Stewart Group,

  4. Thank you so much.....for sharing in every way...
    Rachel Gaffney

  5. Your story and your aprons will make a difference.
    Karen Keller-Eyer

  6. Hi April
    Thank you for sharing your story and your aprons. Both are amazing. You are so strong to share about your experience.
    Debbie Maddy