You see, my son was born 3 weeks premature. While that is not super early in the world of preemies, he was premature because he had fluid on his lungs. When I left the hospital, I had to leave him behind. That was one of the hardest days of my life….I will never forget leaving the hospital without my baby. And, when we would come back to visit (if you can call 8-10 hours visiting), he was hooked up to all sorts of tubes. Very scary for a first time mom and dad.
Finally, after several days, we were able to bring him home. In order to keep the house germ-free, I was spraying disinfectant everywhere. This was my BIG mistake. From the time David came home, we could not seem to stop his respiratory infections. We spent more time at the Dr's office and hospital than we did at home. I truly believe that our doctor was sick of seeing us! It seemed like nothing helped so I continued to spray the disinfectant everywhere: crib, changing table, carseat carrier, etc. And, David continued to get sick.
One night when he was about 6 months old, we were just coming home from the hospital after RSV (the respiratory syncytial virus.) With us, we had the nebulizer and albuterol drug to give David. It was then that a friend shared Shaklee with us. She encouraged us to use their environmentally safe cleaning products in order to help David. Initially, the hair stood up on the back of my neck. What in the world did cleaning products have to do with my son's health? But, I loved him enough to try.
From the time we brought the Shaklee cleaners into our home, my son stopped getting sick. Our friend had suggested putting all the other cleaners we owned outside in the garage so that the "out-gassing" did not bother David. My friend shared how safe the cleaners were and because they were highly concentrated, they were going to save us money.
I didn't care about anything other than my son's health. And, you know what happened? My son stopped getting sick. It was remarkable.
From there, we started to use the other products that Shaklee offered: nutrition, personal care, and water purification. We fell in love with the ethics and integrity of an outstanding company……a company rich with history and heritage.
In my next post, I will share how my business started………………..