June 3, 2015: My husband launches my birthday gift campaign on GiftStarter.
Well, how can one be the founder and CEO of GiftStarter and not know when a certain gift titled for me (ME!) comes through - a certain gift started by my husband, the Gift Champion. :) I resisted and resisted all day from looking --- finally had to go take a look at what was going on with the gift campaign that started less than 24 hours ago. OH MY GOODNESS! (See screenshot above -- or here's the LINK if YOU want to go take a look yourself. Pretty sure it's open if you want to pitch in and try GiftStarter yourself).
If you click on the link, you'll see what he wrote on the campaign (so sweet he is):
One of Arry's great loves (other than me & Mochi) is GiftStarter, so it's only appropriate that we do a GiftStarter campaign for her! I know she's been eyeing this watch all year and I know this gift would be perfect for her. * EVERY PITCH IN FROM EVERY PERSON WILL GIVE HER MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT AND BIRTHDAY SMILES. I guarantee it! (it won't be a surprise though, fyi :) I will provide cake and cookout to celebrate her 100100th birthday, so please come over!
WOW. If you look at the screenshot of the gift above, you'll see the corners on the gift are from my husband. My In-laws and mother are there. My maid-of-honor from our wedding (with the green hat). Christie, my cofounder in the middle. My husband's BFF is there. My BFF from college who lives in Asia even pitched in. One of my BFF's in California and a colleague from GiftStarter. Already!!! And kudos to my husband for remembering that I've been drooling and talking about wanting an Apple Watch some day for Christmas or something. :)
You know, the startup journey is very often a lonely one. Today, I am reminded that there's a whole bunch of people out there that do care. I just have to remember. It really is special to get these digital hugs and special notes from everyone. Thought I'd share the experience. I can't believe it, a whole year older in T-5 days.