Our readers want to get to know you first, tell us about YOU. What is your story?
I married my high school sweetheart and best friend. We were together since I was 15 years old. We had our son when I was 19 years old and a daughter 2 years later. At the age of 26 years old, my husband was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia-T cell type. Our lives came to a screeching halt that day as we spent the next 10 months mostly living in the hospital fighting for his life from this aggressive cancer. We grew in our faith, love, friendship, and in our bond with family and friends during our battle and hardship. Ultimately, he passed away at the age of 27 leaving behind a 5 year old son and 2-year-old daughter for me to raise. I did not know how I would ever survive life without him. I thought my heart would stop beating when his heart stopped. That is how much I loved and adored that man. But God showed me a greater miracle. He gave my heart the strength to endure. He placed people in my life who held me up and taught me that I needed to learn to live without the spouse that I had once depended on so much. The Lord gave me a new hope that I would see happiness again someday and that there was a reason for what I was going through.
I am now a joyful wife of a Purple Heart Marine Veteran, a mother of four (an additional son and daughter), and a proud female business co-owner. I love to cook, clean, craft, and make memories with my family. Going through such a tragic loss so early in my life has matured me to always be grateful for life, to love to the fullest, and to live in true happiness.
Now let’s talk business, what do you do? Have you always wanted to have your own business- what inspired you to go down this journey?
I may possibly be a weirdo. But I truly love to clean. I get that from my mother, I suppose. I never liked cleaning as a child, but surprisingly as an adult I just love having things clean. I met a friend and
neighbor who had the same desires, values, and love of cleaning. We collaborated and decided to go into business together. Now we co-own our very own cleaning company! We love doing what we do and love watching the development of our business. It is so very exciting. We are always grateful and ready for what comes next.
What advice do you have for moms who want to start a business?
Life is full of lessons, what has motherhood taught you?
Motherhood has been the greatest gift that life has given me. There is no feeling that can compare with being a mom. It’s as if four pieces of my heart were pulled off my beating heart and now walk, live, and breathe on this earth. I now know compassion, laughter, understanding, joy, gut wrenching worry, forgiveness, and so much more from being a mother. I have learned that everything I say will affect them so I am always careful with my words. They look to me for guidance and wisdom. Whether it’s one-on-one or family talks, my heart overflows interacting with them and knowing that I am raising some incredible men and women. I don’t think any “job” I will ever have in this world will ever be as important as being a mother. I want to do my VERY best to raise genuinely good people to carry out that good into this world each generation to come, even when I’m long gone.