It’s an unfortunate truth that rocks a lot of couples to their core. Infertility is a problem many experience but few talk about. It’s a painful situation to continually try and grow a family only to be faced with a defeat, or tragically, a miscarriage. Founder of local design label Grace & Lace, Melissa, was going through just this until the day she got the pregnancy she was desiring.
The pregnancy went smooth and got past the tricky, early stages. But everything changed in a moment during a routine checkup. Melissa learned that something was terribly wrong. She was going to have to deliver her baby right away but that it wouldn’t survive. As you can imagine, devastation overcame her. She was wheeled directly into surgery soon to find out that things went better than expected. Melissa was great, and the baby was doing wonderfully as well. Melissa would need stay in the hospital for 5 months on bed rest but that was all mom and dad needed to hear after the scary news that proceeded it. During her long stay in the hospital, Melissa decided to spend her time creating her new baby daughter a blanket. If only the story ended there, a happy ending, but it didn’t.
One night in the hospital Melissa’s water broke and fear took over. They had lost the baby. After the ups and downs, all the prayers lifted up, Melissa and her husband faced complete defeat. Excruciating pain. Despite all of this, they never lost their faith. They were encouraged to continue to do something in memory of their daughter and that’s when Melissa began sewing. She finished the blanket that she had begun and four months later, Melissa discovered that she again was pregnant. Things took a similar turn and Melissa was soon put on bed rest. Lying there all day, she continued to sew to pass the time. Thus, Grace & Lace was born and so was their beautiful baby daughter.
Since then, the designer has been on Shark Tank and is backed by Barbara Corcoran. They will be debuting their new fall line at The Oasis, September 30th and we’d love for you to join in on the fun! See the designs walk the catwalk, enjoy brunch and shop till you drop!
Guests will be pampered with a braid bar, makeup touch-ups and hand massages by Garbo A Salon & Spa. Pop-up boutiques and prizes will be given away by brands like Kendra Scott. There will also be swag bags! Follow the link to learn more and buy tickets!