A Little Soy Candle Company

The past couple of years has been full of so many ups and downs. Our business snowballed, and our message continued to resonate with our customers. However, at the same time, our lives were becoming increasingly more difficult. Before the outbreak of COVID 19, we faced a series of hardships. It quite literally was one thing after another and took a toll on us physically and mentally. Our situation became further complicated when Tatum ended up sick in the hospital with a terrible flu. Concerned about her immune system and kidneys, we reached our breaking point. We became significantly behind on orders and entered into a state chaos that I honestly wasn't sure would ever end.

Then came COVID….

As the cases of COVID began to increase, so did our anxiety. Having a child with a compromised immune system is difficult during regular times; however, it is terrifying during a pandemic. The thought of being surrounded by an invisible virus that can kill your child is one of the worst feelings I have experienced. Its something I'd never wish on my worst enemy. This anxiety and uncertainty put us further behind. At times I felt embarrassed to tell our customers that we were still working on getting out their orders. In some cases, we offered significant refunds because we just couldn't get anything done during the quarantine. Eventually, we caught up with everything by the end of spring. We had reached the light at the end of the tunnel; however, I felt defeated. That brief sigh of relief quickly ended as we began to deal with thousands of dollars in medical bills and anxiety about our health, specifically