Missing My Mom

The one year anniversary of my mom's passing just happened but it still feels like it was yesterday. There are so many things that I would like to do if I could only turn back the hands of time. But since I can't I have to look ahead and figure out how to live without her. Her passing has definitely made death more real to me. I really didn't think that she would die, especially not now. So what can I do to honor my mother? She supported me in my endeavors to be an entrepreneur. She always gave me advice about who to call to get more exposure for the BootBand and she was always there with an encouraging word. Sometimes I feel discouraged and I feel that the BootBand isn't in stores yet, I didn't make onto Shark Tank, and some customers return it, but this is all a part of being in business. I have to remember how much my mom supported me and my business. She actually set the stage for me to be an entrepreneur. When I was a little girl, to make ends meet and to make the weekly payments on our refrigerator, we made crosses out of beads and lace. My mom, my brother and myself would then go door-to-door selling them until we had sold them all. We went straight to the Rent-a-Center and paid the weekly bill and this is how my mom paid for our refrigerator. Who wouldn't miss a woman like this who was so resourceful and creative. With tears in my eyes, I will keep striving to be the best entrepreneur that I can because anything less would be a dishonor to my mom.


  • Krista Barnett

    To Melinda Aguirre:

    Hi Melinda, thank you so much for your message. I would love to help you wear. Your Tory Burch boots!!! I tried to email the address on the post but it bounced back. Please send us an email and we will definitely help you in any way we can! Here is the email address: support@bootband.com

    Thank you and with love,

  • Krista Barnett

    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you so much for you love and support and beautiful words of encouragement especially about my extraordinary Mother. I definitely feel like you get it! so thank you so much!

    Love, Krista

  • Angela

    First, I just wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your mom, but she would be beyond proud of you. I think your idea is genius and us thicker women need that extra little bit for most boots. Congratulations you are on your way for sure. You seemed to have a beautiful personality as well (saw you on Today show this morning :) ) I wish you the best and you have an amazing future ahead.

  • Melinda Aguirre

    I need these so badly but I can’t afford 50 per set I need black and brown. Do you have any less expensive? A wonderful friend gave me Tori Birch in the box. I’m to embarrassed to tell her my calves are about an inch to big.Any ideas? I will promote the heck out of them.You did so great. Your mom is applauding your success.She is always around you. Bless you and thank you for listening

  • Tina

    I bought my first pair of boot bands several years ago after seeing you on the Oprah show, I believe… Your invention is awesome and genious! I was so happy to see you on the Today Show this morning and cast my vote for your wonderful product. I’ve often wondered why it isn’t being sold in shoe stores like DSW or something. Please never give up!

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