They say home is where the heart is. For our family, this has proven to be true. In 2015 I left my career teaching elementary school to become a stay at home mom, the most challenging and rewarding job in the world. Initially, this decision was to be for one year. However, God has made a way!
Having been raised by parents with a strong work ethic and having a job since I was sixteen, I felt a void not being able to work. During this time, I desperately longed for something productive to do with my hands. My daughter, less than one at the time, was constantly getting sick with the same symptoms. It always started the same- sneezing and a runny nose that progressed to coughing and severe congestion, repeating about every two weeks. Already wary of medications and potential side effects, I reluctantly took her to her regular doctor several times. It always ended the same: no answers and no way to help her. I was left with as many questions as when I went in. After ending up in the ER with her one night, I decided it was time to take charge of her health, searching for natural alternatives. A friend mentioned using elderberry syrup with her child, so I decided to try it. And so Happy Heart Elderberry was born!
It was only about 2 months later that I began to notice a dramatic change in her symptoms. When she did get sick, the duration was shorter and general symptoms less severe. After sharing my story and making syrup for others in my community, it became apparent that this could lead to more for our family. So this amazing little berry has blessed our family in so many ways, from giving me purpose to boosting our health, and I hope it does for you and yours as well!