Growth, Grief, Gratitude and Grit May 21 2018

I wanted to reach out and give you an update on what is going on with Sweet Root Naturals. I know it has been a long time since you have heard from me and for that I apologize. Last year, I was busy as a bee getting shows lined up to participate in, creating and testing some new products I wanted to launch, updating my displays for shows, working with a graphic designer to create new labels for the new products plus redesigning our current labels, and assessing other business needs when all of a sudden my life became a roller coaster ride… I received the unexpected news that my brother had suddenly passed away. I had just spoken with him two days before and he was doing great. Then just four days after the funeral, my Mom was rushed to the hospital – and it was bad…

Now, I know I said this was a roller coaster ride, and it can’t all be downhill, right! After several weeks in the hospital my mom started really improving. By early November, she was home, getting around on her own and on her way to what seemed like a full recovery. Then came the next turn. She had an adverse reaction to her medicine, there was a delay in getting a different treatment approved, she became weaker and weaker and as a family, we decided Hospice was the best option. She passed away peacefully just a few days before Christmas.

I am Grateful – Grateful I had as much time with my mom and brother as I did. Grateful for being able to take care of my mom the last few months in her home. Grateful for the loving support from family, friends, community and even strangers. Grateful and Blessed.

I’m now trying to refocus on life, love and my passion, which is Sweet Root Naturals. Although I put everything on hold last year, I am now working to bring it all back to life. You will be hearing from me a little bit more often (don’t worry, I won’t inundate you with email) and you will be seeing the fruits of my labor over the next couple of months.

 

Stay tuned…