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Growing up, I was in love with being creative and trying to find new and exciting ways to make that into a career. Shortly after high school, my dream job of being a hairdresser and working with my hands was finally into play. I found the love of my life at 20 and we married a year later. Having children was a definite and we couldn’t wait to start a family. After losing many babies to miscarriage, we finally were blessed with a little girl we named Ava. Ava is the sweetest, funniest, most outgoing little girl with a spunky attitude you will ever meet. A year later, we felt our hearts tugging for another baby and were pregnant after a couple months. This pregnancy was very different. Seven weeks into my pregnancy, the doctors informed us that the baby was located in my abdomen, attached to an artery (blood supply). We were heart broken. In about 2 weeks the artery was expected to rupture and it would be life threatening. Having gone through two rounds of chemo to preserve my life, I was devastated to lose another child. I really struggled with why God would allow me to go through such trials, why it had to be so difficult to have children. Not knowing at the time, God was preparing me emotionally, physically, and spiritually for what was to come.
I was not doing well, balancing motherhood, depression, sadness, struggling with my faith, and having a lot of mouth pain to top it all off. After multiple trips to the dentist, they told me I needed $50,000 worth of dental work and for some reason every tooth in my mouth had an issue. Through a woman in my church, she advised me to speak to a holistic doctor in California. I sent him an x-ray of my mouth and within a few months was flying down to see him. He told me I had to have all of my teeth removed. The chemo treatments had killed off all the living roots in my teeth. As a 25 year old female, with a beauty school degree, you do not under any circumstance want to hear that you have to have all of your teeth removed. Unless it saves your life.
Leaving my husband and baby behind, my mom and I stayed in California for two weeks while I had the procedure done. I healed holistically, no pain medication, no antibiotics, only fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, juicing, organic supplements, and essential oils. We were learning to depend on the earth to heal my mouth and body. I learned that my uterus was effected by mercury poisoning, stemming from infected root canals, and I learned that there was a connection between this and my history of miscarriages. My body was shutting down, I had several tumors in my mouth, mercury poisoning, and over 6 abscesses. This was life changing. Before boarding a plane with no teeth, I had an exit x-ray to see if everything was cleared away. The doctor went on to tell me that there was evidence of a tumor in my lung that was possibly cancerous from all the toxins that traveled through my body for years.
I trusted that God would tell me why I was really there. Why, after having my teeth removed, would he spring this on me? God was teaching me to trust him. I did. We flew home and reunited with my little family, I told them to pray. Life went on for the next 2 months, I continued to juice, take supplements, change my makeup and skin care routine to metal and chemical free, and ate organically. After going to a doctor for a second opinion, by God’s grace it was completely gone! There was nothing there! A year later we welcomed our beautiful little boy Levi. Coolest little dude ever.
I am so thankful for my life and what we as a family have gone through. I didn’t ask for any of this, but I love the passion that emerged from our experiences to create something that once healed my physical body. God is my ultimate healer and He has turned my ashes into beauty.
My husband and I welcomed our third child Jonas Grey Tucker on February 24th 2014. He is an absolute Joy. We call him little love because he was our smallest child born at 6lbs 7oz. It has been three years since starting A&L and in 2014 we moved production out of our home and into a small shop in Putnam, Ct. We are so grateful for our faithful customers who love and support us through the years and we look forward to serving you in the future.
How did A&L Co. start?
After a change of lifestyle, I had to replace my food, skincare, and makeup to organic, free of any metals and chemicals. Ordering these products online was extremely expensive and time consuming. A lot of organic products found in stores still contain metals. It was very difficult to find exactly what I needed. Having a supply of pure essential oils, which had proven to be effective healing agents following my surgery, I got creative and decided to take it to my skin. I am glad I did!
What does A&L Co mean?
Next to developing the products, choosing the name for my new company was the hardest part! I didn’t want it to be too long and it had to fit on a little label. You don’t want a typical name for organic skin care like “Organic Skincare”, I wanted something that was me and was a part of me. I always joked around about working for my kids and that’s when it came to me, Ava & Levi Company aka. A&L Co.
How do You run a business with three young kids? Some days are completely under control and I am super proud of myself. Other days I want to rip my hair out and curl up in a fetal position. All in all, I love what I do and work through the chaos!