Sarah Roberts, 29, lives in Kempner with her husband Joseph Meeks and their children. She is the owner and sole operator of Twice Loved Consignment and Thrift Store in Copperas Cove.
What inspired you to get into this line of work?
I’m from Germany and Germany doesn’t have consignment and thrift stores like America does … they’re very scarce. So when I came over here I would visit them all. One day I decided to open up a thrift store because I knew it wouldn’t be work and I would enjoy it.
What part of Germany are you from?
I was born in Zweibrücken and I grew up in Thaleischweiler. I lived there for 26 years.
How did you meet your husband?
We met in Germany. I was driving on the highway during winter and I totaled my vehicle. He stopped to take me to the hospital and I made him dinner to say thank you. And 10 years later, we’re here. My kids are Angelina Cummins, 9, Nathan Cummins, 8, Matthew Meeks, 6, Eva Meeks, 7 months.
What is your favorite vacation spot and why?
Disney World, because it’s a child’s dream. In 2009, my husband came back for R&R from Afghanistan. We all went there and it was a dream come true. When I opened the store, I said to God, “I just want to have enough money to pay my bills and maybe take the kids to Disney World once a year.”
What was the last movie you saw? What is your favorite TV show?
We just got done watching all of the Harry Potter films. Right now we’re pretty into “Game of Thrones.”
If you could change one thing about your life, what would that be and why?
That’s hard to answer but I probably wouldn’t change anything because I think every experience makes you who you are. I’ve had to go through certain things and trials in my life to become who I am now. I think if I were to change something, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
My mother said to me when I went to high school, “You’re always going to want to be friends with everybody and be good to them because you never know who you’re going to meet again in life and who you’re going to need one day.” She always told me about karma and that everything you do will come back to you.