The process is extensive as well as expensive, and there is no guarantee that it will be successful, but we decided to try. We went through months of legalities, inner muscular shots, and bills. It was all worthwhile when we got the call … Mia was pregnant with our child. We went to every prenatal visit together and when she went into labor in the early morning hours, I picked her up and together we went to the hospital. Mia delivered to me a miracle—a beautiful baby girl who just turned sweet sixteen. I can’t imagine life without my beautiful miracle baby or my beautiful sister. Mia gave me a gift that can never be repaid!”
What’s the best thing anyone’s ever told you about yourselves?
Mia: “Recently someone told me that my spirit reminded her of my mother. That is the nicest compliment I have ever received. My mother was the kindest person I have ever known. She was always happy and always helping others. She told me once, “It is not the things, but the people in our lives that make it priceless.”She passed away from cancer in 1999. Sometimes when I miss her so much and I wish I could talk to her, I call the one person in my life most like her, my sister Tracy.”
Tracy: “The best thing anyone’s ever told me is that I remind them of my mother. She taught us how to love and what’s most important in life. Truthfully, I think Mia is more like her than I. Her giving spirit and kind ways make everyone around her happy, just like our mother.”
What do you hope to achieve in the next five years?
Mia: “I hope to continue to see Scruples grow in a positive and responsible way with integrity for the professional beauty industry. I hope to support my children and help them achieve their dreams both big and small. I plan on balancing and enjoying all the gifts in my life. We get one opportunity to make our life meaningful, and I don’t plan on wasting a single day.”
Tracy: “In the next five years, I would like to see Scruples continue to grow and help hairdressers achieve their dreams. I would like to be present for my adult children as they encounter adult issues and help guide them through and achieve their goals and dreams. I want to enjoy life while I have life to enjoy.”