Our Name Change From Yaqar Collective to July & June
Why July & June?
In re-naming our business I wanted to come up with something that would represent a hard season of life that began in the summer of 2020. After what I experienced, lost, and learned I knew I would never be the same - and neither would my business.
My family, business, and I have gone through the highest of mountains and the lowest of valleys.
Starting in June 2020 we lost our first baby after a year and a half of infertility treatments, surgeries, and countless doctors appointments. Devastatingly, that next month of July 2022, we lost my 21 year old brother Braden.
The season that followed was full of grief, more miscarriages/surgeries/infertilty, a new inspiration for life and what I wanted to do with mine, and a booming business.
In February of 2021 we got pregnant with our rainbow baby girl and named her Lane after my little brother, Braden Lane.
Unfortunately, after a very normal pregnancy, we lost Lane to a cord accident at 37 weeks in October of 2021.
Throughout this time and season my business has grown and changed with me. I like to tell people that this business saved me. It has continued to give me a reason to get out of bed, to be inspired, and to find purpose even in such tragedy.
I pray that this business would leave a legacy of redemption, grace, grit, and hardwork.
I pray my story inspires other women to take their darkest of moments and turn them into something beautiful, something worthwhile, and something meaningful.
I may never understand why we go through so much pain in this life…
But what I do know is that God doesn’t waste a thing.
He doesn’t waste a moment of your pain, tears, or suffering.
Beauty out of ashes.
Graves into gardens.