We hope our journey will encourage other families to have hope and push through times of trouble.
Our family has faced many obstacles over the past few years. After the economy took a turn, my parents lost their small business in Ft. Myers Florida, lost their home and even had a car repossessed. We continued working hard, volunteering in our community and got back on our feet. We are pushing through which is something my grandmother, Lucila taught us all.
Abuelita Lucila (A.K.A "Apita") was a strong and courageous woman. Her husband was killed and she was left to raise 8 children on her own in Colombia, S.A. There was a lot of poverty but God provided for her children and often, the nuns and neighbors would bring leftovers for my aunts and uncles to eat. Despite her circumstance, Apita was an amazing woman who never gave up on life. I want to honor my grandmother and do the same.
Recently my mother and I started our online business selling innovative baby products after we came up with the idea of the NippyLid, The Universal Baby Bottle Lid. For over a year we have been working on the project and are in its final phase. We launched a fundraiser to help with the costs of the mold for production and were so excited! Sadly, not even 24 hours after launching our Kickstarter, I lost my grandmother to cancer. She had been fighting it for three years and went to rest on Tuesday, July 16th 2013.
I can chose to hide and mourn or celebrate her life. I can chose to be hopeless or offer hope. Through the tears, I am choosing to rise above our current circumstance and expecting great things. No matter what you may be facing, I encourage you, never give up on those dreams in your heart. triumph is just around the corner. Generations will remember your legacy and live them out just I am doing thanks to my Apita.
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28 NIV
God Bless you,
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