As years go by, we find inspiration for things we do, things we love and things we pursue in many people. It only seems logical that they will be people who are closest to us, older and more experiences than us, or leaders and influencers (yes, like Sir Richard Branson…).
But every now and then, there is someone who we least expect to be inspired by. I mean, they are small, cute little creatures that for the most part are so dependent on us, that it seems impossible that they will be our source of inspiration.
When I was introduced to a group of women entrepreneurs, I had the privilege to learn so much from this group. I was witness to their success and had so much admiration to each and every one of them.
Jennifer Closson Aprea was one of the group members. At the time, this super mama was a teacher, an entrepreneur and a mom of two. Her product, the Spray Pal (an amazing cleaning accessory for cloth diapers), was very successful in the cloth diapering community. After following her for a little while I understood why her community of cloth diapering parents were not just customers, but huge supporters! They were all, like myself, inspired by this little blond guy that was staring in the Spray Pal’s blogs and posts.
Ryan (affectionately referred to as mini Spray Pal 2.0) is one the most adorable little boys I’ve ever seen! More than that, he is an unexpected source of inspiration to me, and I believe to all of Spray Pal’s followers. At the time, he was not even two years old, and already overcome so many challenges in life, since he was born 3.5 months prematurely. You can read the full story and Jen’s amazing blog on her website http://www.spray-pal.com.
Thank you Jen for sharing with all of us the amazing journey of your family and your little hero, and congratulations on the success of Spray Pal!
As if Jen is not busy enough, every year, around Ryan’s birthday she shares the celebration with all her followers by organizing huge giveaways! Just to give you an idea of how many companies wanted to participate in the giveaways-she had to do 10 days of giveaways that will lead to his 3rd birthday on March 20th!!
Today, day 6 of the giveaway, we are honored to be part of it.
The prizes are:
A Baby Bello Organic play mat from Baby Mushroom (valued at over $200!)
$50 gift card to Kelly’s Closet
$50 gift card to Sticky Bellies
Rock-a-bums diaper package valued at $50
And as Jen said on her blog “may the odds be ever in your favor!”
Happy 3rd Birthday Ryan!