When I answered the phone, I learned my dad had stage 4 metastatic prostate cancer and no more than six months to live.
It didn’t seem possible. He was 50, strong, and fit.
Through my father’s journey in the months that followed, I learned about wellness, the body, mental and physical strength, faith, and the importance of making my time on earth really count. A full year-and-a-half after his diagnosis, my dad passed away peacefully with his family by his side.
As a new mom, I was shocked to find that even though I’d been in the natural products industry for so long, I felt overwhelmed when trying to find the best foods and nutrients for my body and for my children.
I often thought how incredibly confusing it would be to enter motherhood with no prior education or experience in health or nutrition.
It was disappointing to see hundreds of products marketed toward kids that were loaded with sugar and had no mission or sustainable practices. I refused to train our children that eating healthy and getting nutrients meant consuming gummies that added up to 15 grams of sugar a day to their diets.
I knew that with our combined 40-plus years in the industry, my husband and I could create something different.
The True Grace Dove
When my dad was dying of cancer, my family did one last trip to our oceanside home in Florida. One night, we were sitting on the patio listening to the waves with my dad when a white dove landed on our patio screen. It stayed awhile, looking at all of us peacefully.
White doves symbolize love, fidelity, and peace and are said to come to you in times of crisis—just like that night in Florida, when we all knew my dad didn’t have long to live. We’d never seen a dove in the area before, and we never saw one there again.
The small dove depicted on all True Grace packaging is in honor and memory of my dad and his love, support, and encouragement.