Why Oils? (It might not be what you think!)

Hi, I’m Eryn, married to David, and we are adoptive parents.  In 2014, a couple years into parenting we still were overwhelmed (as most parents are ? and had a difficult time connecting with one of our children.  Supporting her needs took more patience and skills than I was equipped with and we were getting better.  Things were getting better, yet I still often felt distant from her.

That November 2014, I went to an essential oils class and got some samples of Lavender and Myrrh from a friend.  Later that same night, my daughter got sick for the first time since we brought her home with us.  She was hardly ever even with the sniffles, but she was really down that night.  I didn’t know what to do because I often felt out of my element with her, but this night I also hadn’t ever seen her feel this bad physically.  So I did some research and rubbed the oil samples I got over her spine and put some on me too.  Now, up until this point she wouldn’t really love snuggling or staying in my lap.  She was often wanting her space and wanting to be mobile.  I got to rock my other kids, but she wasn’t really into that kind of bonding time.

As soon as I rubbed the Lavender and Myhrr on her though, she crawled into my lap and slept, snuggled, settled in with me and stayed with me through the night so I could keep an eye on her.   It was really miraculous for our relationship!  I wept because I had been longing to hold her for so long.

I knew at that point that it didn’t matter if these little EO bottles did anything else, I was getting them just for my relationship with my daughter!  Spoiler- they helped with other things too ?  It was such a TURNING POINT for our family.

At that point I was all in!

I researched the heck out of everything I could and then I asked my super smart husband a billion questions.  He even read textbooks on essential oils (he’s a chemist and a chiropractor) and told me all about that.  This cascaded into a thousand different things that helped my family in ways I didn’t even know were possible.

We used oils more….our family healed emotionally.

We started using more green-cleaning items in our home…things got better for our kids behavior.

We started a business with Young Living because we loved sharing….we now are a stay at home family and get to make up for time we lost before we adopted.

We keep finding new things (still 4 years later!) that we love about Young Living.  If you want to start this journey and see what it will mean for your family- it might be different or similar to my story- now is the time, friend!

Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis

 

It was just an ordinary annual physical so I went in between classes. I remember going down to the lab for some  blood work and thinking about all the homework I could be doing instead of standing in what seemed like the longest line ever! The the lab was extremely full and in the midst of it all, a child with special needs was having a major meltdown. At some point tables were kicked and peoples blood samples went everywhere. They had just put the bandaid on me so I got out of there as soon as I could.

 

A few days later I was asked to come in for more blood work. They told me that knew that the date and time my blood was taken there was a commotion and that  they believed there was a mix up with the stickers on the blood tubes so they wanted a few of us to just redo the labs. I am not going to lie, in that moment I was super annoyed, I hated needles and the fact that I had to make the time to go back, but I did.

 

The next day, I was I was sitting in my lecture hall waiting for class to start, when I answered a call from a number I didn’t recognize. “Hello, are you able to talk, how are you feeling he said?” Me being me, I answered in a detailed manner replying, “I’m ok, super tired from school and interning, but with the load I am taking that is to be expected, why?” Okay, well I am going to need you to come to the hospital, do you have someone that can pick you up?! Ummm, excuse me, the hospital, can you tell me more! “I need you to come in to run more tests and we can talk more.” Those words triggered me, that very moment I went back to the very phone call my mom got for my sister. It was the time she had to go to the hospital to be told she had Leukemia, then came fighting for her life and then death. YES! The trauma allowed my brain to go there! I walked out of class and burst into a state of panic and fear. I was so close to finishing my Bachelors, how could this be happening to me! How could I ever call my mom and tell her, me too!

I went in and they explained to me that I must have a Guardian Angel because they NEVER run this panel on young women because it is so rare, but that there was some sort of mix up and my blood was tested and they found it, hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis is an iron disorder in which the body simply loads too much iron. My iron levels were dangerously high and had they not caught it when they did it would most likely have taken out my kidneys and attacked my heart. How good is GOD❤️Had this not been found when it was I may not be here today. The journey this took me on wasn’t a fun one, but since choosing life when I was pregnant with my son, my blood has been completely healed! Every 6 months since having Isaac I have had to go back to my blood specialist, and every time they are still shocked that my blood is still fine! No more phlebotomies thank the lord!! When asked to keep up the whatever remedies, I proudly shared “JESUS and OILS.”