Finding the bright side of even the darkest of situations is something much easier said than done.

WEST POINT, Miss. (WCBI) – Finding the silver lining in even the darkest of situations is much easier said than done.

Christine Robertson knew she had the magic touch when it came to decorating. She never had time to shine.

In 2012 she received her first call from a family friend to decorate a wedding, from there her business, Christine’s Event Planning and Decorating, was ready to take off.

But adversity stood in his way. In May 2021, she had to take family medical leave because her husband was sick.

“In August 2021 he wasn’t doing as well and I wanted him to be. At that point I made the decision to retire early so I could be with him, support him and continue to take care of him,” Robertson said.

On December 1, 2021, Robertson’s husband died, just seven days before the couple’s 38th wedding anniversary.

In early 2022, Robertson made the decision to commit to her decorating business full-time, knowing that her husband would always be with her every step of the way.

“I used to see him here with me when planning my next event and I miss the conversations we had so much, but he knows it’s my passion. He knows this is my gift and he knows how inspired I am by the work I do and the clients I have,” Robertson said.

Although the holidays are not the same, she has found a sense of peace in the work she loves

“It was my first Mother’s Day without him. It was very uncomfortable for me but I managed to get through it and I just hope Father’s Day is much better than Mother’s Day. I I have so much more time to be with my clients I have so much more time to organize and design and plan, it keeps me busy,” Robertson said.

Robertson said she is grateful for her staff who she considers family.