Having the financial freedom to do special things for her family members is what makes it all worthwhile for Joyclen Prevost, of Gretna, LA. She started her business with Primerica 20 years ago when her two children were six and eight years old. Now she’s a grandmother, and her hard work has paid off.1,2 This past Easter was an example. She was able to fulfill her granddaughter’s dream to meet First Lady Michelle Obama.
Six months prior to that, when Joyclen’s five-year-old granddaughter, Kennedy, told her “Meme” she wanted to meet Michelle Obama, Joyclen promised her she would make it happen. “She came into my office one day, and when she saw a picture of the First Family, she said, ‘meme, do you know them?” Joyclen recalls her granddaughter excitedly saying, “I love Michelle Obama. I want to meet her.” When Joyclen asked Kennedy why, Kennedy said she loves the First Lady because of her garden, and Kennedy loves gardening. And just like that, Joyclen promised to take her granddaughter to meet Michelle Obama.
The 2016 Easter Egg Roll at the White House proved to be an opportunity where Joyclen’s family could meet the First Family. Within six months, Joyclen secured tickets for the event for herself, Kennedy, and Joyclen’s daughter, Keondra, 26. Getting to Washington, D.C., from Louisiana was the challenge. Although Joyclen had purchased plane tickets, when they arrived at the airport on the morning of Easter Sunday, they learned their flight was cancelled.
“It was the busiest day to travel and it was a holiday,” Joyclen says. “There were no other flights. And people were going berserk.” The airline offered to either put all the ticket holders up in a hotel, send them to dinner, and fly them out in the morning, or to refund their money for the tickets. Joyclen says she opted for her money back. “I then purchased tickets from another airline in order to fly out that same morning,” says Joyclen. The cost of the new tickets? Almost three times what she originally paid, but Joyclen didn’t have to worry about that. Thanks to the financial security she built through Primerica, she was able to navigate through a potential stressful situation. “I didn’t even bat an eyelash,” says Joyclen.
Joyclen and her family got to Washington, D.C., in time for the event and had an amazing time, she says, especially when the President came out of the White House and addressed the crowd.
“It was amazing that he was even in town,” says Joyclen. “He was in town and was able to address the crowd. And afterward, he read a book.” The highlight of the trip, however, was when Joyclen’s granddaughter was able to hug Michelle Obama. She even got to see her garden! “Kennedy told me that when she hugged her, she said ‘Yes!’, and Michelle Obama also said, ‘Yes!’” says Joyclen. Mission accomplished.
For Joyclen, she is grateful to Primerica for giving her the ability to respond to the situation at the airport. “That could have been a totally different story had I not been able to pay for those tickets,” she says. “At that moment it was all worth it. It’s amazing what you can do when you set your sights on something.”
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