I have never thought about broken glass much before until a few weeks ago. On Valentine’s Day, I found an envelope addressed to me on my office desk. I opened the letter and found a simple note saying. “Leslie, I never knew that broken glass could shine so brightly.” The note was written by Cam, the principal designer in our firm. Needless to say, I had tears streaming down my face after I read the note. Cam has been so very kind to me and has shown me love the way I think a father would. This simple note reminded me that it is through our brokenness that we are whole again. Without difficult times and hardship, we can never truly enjoy the many blessings in our life. If you think about it, a pile of broken glass glistens more in the light than a complete piece of glass. So friends, let’s embrace our brokenness as a gift. It is through the brokenness that we can soar to heights beyond our wildest dreams.
About Leslie Hendrix Wood
Leslie Hendrix Wood is the founding editor of the luxury lifestyle and design blog, Hadley Court and an interior decorator with Chancellor Interiors in Midland, Texas.
Leslie received her undergraduate degree in business. She worked briefly in banking and returned to school to earn her MBA.
Upon graduation, she moved to Washington D.C. to work on a Presidential campaign and received a Presidential appointment to a position in International Trade.
At the end of the administration, Leslie returned to her hometown and joined the family oil and gas business, although her first passion has always been, after raising her children with her husband, business and interior design.
When she saw her children were closer to leaving home, she decided to start the blog, Hadley Court. in 2012, which won the Design Bloggers Conference Hall of Fame award for Best New Design Blog in 2013 - a prestigious honor granted by her peers.
In 2014, she is, in addition to blogging, beginning to build the family friendly luxury lifestyle brand: HADLEY COURT, based on her values of Gracious Living, Timeless Design and Family Traditions.