Shortly after my husband and I married in March of 2013, we did what many newly married couples do. We gained weight. For a short period of time, we became relaxed about what went into our bodies. I quickly began to see the repercussions of my choices.
In an effort to get rid of the mental fog, depression, anxiety, and extra weight, I began to research. The wealth of information available was astounding and I could not believe what I was learning! The more I researched, the more I found. We overhauled our diets. We even evaluated and changed the toiletries we were using. Additionally, I began looking for quality supplements to incorporate into my daily life. Creating a healthy lifestyle became my mission.
Soon, Alex and I were not only losing weight, we had more energy. Because we had more energy, we were able to do more. Because of everything we were learning, we became more open-minded to the many pathways that lead to ultimate health, wellness, and wealth.
One year later, in November of 2014, my husband started A To B Hauling, LLC, a junk removal company. Then, on January 7th of 2015, we found out we were expecting our first child! There were so many changes, challenges, and adjustments requiring our attention in a small amount of time. Alex and I both tried our hardest to support all of our body systems with quality products from our local health food stores.
Fast forward to February of 2017, when we found out we were expecting our second child. Oh my goodness! We were thrilled! Zivah was going to be a big sister! We started planning right away. I was reevaluating our diets and toiletries like a mad woman. I was even taking a closer look at the clothing we buy. I am always striving for improvement. With so much information available at my fingertips, I know ignorance is no excuse.
With a baby on the way, I was concerned. I had been using essential oils from our local health foods store for a while, but I was unsure if they were really safe for pregnancy.
I began talking with my husband about my concerns. I did not want to stop using essential oils during pregnancy. I know how powerful they are. I love all the ways they contribute to our daily lives by supporting every single one of our body systems. But I was unsure of the ingredients in these store-bought oils. I asked him, "Would now be the perfect time to get a membership with Young Living?"
He said, "I have been listening to you talk about these oils for years. Let's look around on the website and see what Young Living is all about."
Impressed and convinced by their Seed to Seal promise, Alex told me to grab a Premium Starter Kit without even a hint of hesitation! I was shocked! I was thrilled! I had been talking about these oils for over two years, admiring them from the sidelines. He had listened long enough, and he was sure they would be the perfect addition for our growing family! If you talk to him, he will tell you he was also interested in writing off essential oils on our yearly taxes, since I was spending money on them consistently anyway!
We placed our order Saturday, March 11th, of 2017, after the sun had gone down and our daughter had gone to bed. Not only did we have a Premium Starter Kit on the way, we were also added to private facebook groups full of thousands and thousands of people with the same goals and aspirations as us! We were gaining more than 100% pure essential oils. We were gaining an amazing community of like-minded people from all over the world. I was just as excited about this new community as I was about the kit!
I had been watching from the sidelines for years. Now, I would be able to ask any questions I have, whether they were about the business side of Young Living or the products, to thousands and thousands of people! It was like a weight had been lifted off of my shoulders! No more worrying. No more concerns. Young Living Essential Oils have been around for so long, and they were finally on their way to my house!
Two days later, Zivah and I headed to my first prenatal appointment for baby number two! Gosh. That was such a glorious morning. The sun was shining. It was warming up. I remember driving across the lake, playing Lauren Daigle, thinking about what it would feel like to see an ultrasound of our newest, youngest baby. I wondered if we were having a boy or a girl, where the crib would go, and how we would be able to name this baby when it took us several months to name our first!
We pulled in to the same hospital that Zivah was born in. I couldn't believe I was back for a new baby! We checked in, and started looking at all the beautiful fish in the saltwater tank. Zivah was amazed by them. The last time we had been at this office, my mother by marriage was with me and Zivah was eight weeks old! Here we were, watching fish together, talking about them, with a new baby on the way! What a gift, what a blessing, what a miracle it is to be with child! All the sudden, my name was called. I grabbed my stuff and Zivah and I headed to the exam room together, hand in hand.
I had asked my mom to watch Zivah during my appointment, but she already had plans. I remember walking into that room with so much curiosity. I had no idea how Zivah was going to handle herself during this appointment! She is SO busy these days. Looking back, I am so glad my mom was unavailable. I am so grateful Zivah was with me on one of the most challenging, heartbreaking days of my life.
We were going to have a miscarriage.
My baby was right there on the big screen, Zivah was playing on the floor of the exam room (gross, I know, but I couldn't even care), my midwife was doing everything she could to find a heartbeat, and time was slowing down.
My baby's little heart was not beating.
There were concerns that I may need surgery to remove the baby.
No. Just no. Not for me.
In utter shock and disbelief, I quickly reached out to my friend who had helped us grab our Premium Starter Kit from Young Living just two days ago. She immediately asked the private facebook group (of over thirty thousand people) for prayers for our family, as well as for any information that could help us through this valley.
Hundreds of women from all over the world responded. The most encouraging messages of hope and recovery began to flood in. Some shared their own personal experiences. Several women had been through this and were able to use Young Living's 100% pure essential oil's to support their bodies through the process.
I went from devastated to hopeful, in the midst of the worst news I had ever recieved, because of the things I was reading on this facebook post. I decided (committed with my whole heart, that come what may, no matter what) I would not have surgery. Instead, I would support my body in every way possible with the goal of promoting the natural process of miscarriage.
My Premium Starter Kit arrived about five days later, on a Friday afternoon. At first, it was so beautiful I didn't want to open the box. Then, on the following Wednesday, I had my first contraction.
Oh. My. Goodness. It was so powerful. It woke me up from my nap. I lost it. I began to sob uncontrollably. I could not believe what was happening. Part of me had a deep hope that this was some kind of mistake. That I would go back to my next appointment, and my midwife would find a strong heartbeat. Here I was, having contractions. My toddler was sleeping, my husband was at work, and I was utterly terrified.
I cried out to God.
I did not want to go through this.
I called my husband in a panic. We live far from the city, and he was working. I did not want to go through this alone. He told me he was going to head home, but then he asked me if I had started using the my Premium Starter Kit yet. I jumped up and began to go through my kit, desperate for physical and emotional comfort. I grabbed PanAway for my lower back, Copaiba for my uterine contractions, and StressAway for the anxiety, stress, and emotions I was experiencing.
Using Young Living's 100% pure essential oils to support my emotional, hormonal, and physical wellness during one of the most challenging experiences I have ever been through was nothing short of a miraculous gift. I still cannot believe the timing of it all.
I won't share all the details here. What I will tell you, is that I was able to birth my second baby naturally, without medication or surgery. To me, this was an answer to prayer. It was a miracle. Our precious little blessing is buried between two native pecan trees on our little homestead.
I watched on social media as others found joy, happiness, health, and financial freedom through Young Living for over two years. With a positive pregnancy test and deep concerns for the safety and efficacy of the store-bought essential oils we were already using, we finally decided to grab a Premium Starter Kit from Young Living. We had no idea how much we would need it, just days after it arrived.
I am so grateful I had what I needed, exactly when I needed it. I know this was a special, heavenly gift. I am so thankful.
Some of the many things we have been able to do using the Premium Starter Kit oils daily include:
Because I have an incredible community to call upon, informative reference guides, and a natural wellness cabinet full of powerful, 100% pure essential oils, I can confidently respond to the needs of my little family in seconds. No driving to the nearest health foods store. No visits to the nearest urgent care.
I am empowered. I feel more independent, strong, and brave because these little bottles are in my possession!
If you are ready to have a natural wellness cabinet full of 100% pure essential oils, you can grab the kit here. We enjoy a 24% discount after becoming a member (totally free with the purchase of a kit) and we recommend anyone who is ready to purchase a kit does the same.
The Premium Starter Kit (pictured above) comes with:
If you have any questions during the process of grabbing your kit, or you just want to chat with me about Young Living essential oils, you can contact me here. I would be honored and happy to help.
For our family, Young Living's 100% pure essential oils are wellness made easy. I hope you enjoyed reading about our story. It is so close to our hearts. I have so much that I will be sharing here, so make sure you keep in touch!
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