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The Hurricane

Michele and her husband Ken moved to Arkansas 13 years ago. During these years, the close circle of friends Michele had became like family since all of their families lived far away. Michele decided to celebrate these incredible friendships and her 40th birthday by planning a trip to Mexico. At the start of the trip, Michelle surprised each one of them with their own Tiny Tags personalized with their children’s names.

Michelle did not realize then how important these little necklaces would mean to all these moms in just 3 days. Three days later, Mexico was hit with a Category 4 hurricane and the girls were evacuated out of their hotel into a shelter. “During the storm, it was so scary with the hurricane force wind and rain and not knowing what was going to happen. I remember looking over at one of my friends and seeing her holding her Tiny Tags. We all were praying that we would be okay and get home to our children.” says Michele. Michele and her friends were extremely lucky and were able to return home 4 days after the storm. Reflecting back on the experience, Michele feels it created an even strong bond among this circle of moms.