After 35 years of marriage myÂ husband Dean, still amazes me. Two years ago our son Hal who had become anÂ integral part of our business, had second thoughts of working in the skincare business for the rest of his life. Â Even though it would mean major changes in Dean’s workload, heÂ only wanted what our son wanted. He happily worked together with our son to create a smooth exit plan. Â HalÂ Â is now growing his own property managementÂ business (Terra Mira Property ManagementÂ ) with his wife and his childhood best friend.
I’m not very mechanically inclined andÂ our growth had made it necessary to bring in some machines for labeling and filling.Â Yes, I used to do this all by hand. So now Dean not only isÂ managing inventory he also doesÂ areas of production that I can’t do on my own. Â Our latest sale was bringing in more orders than I could possibly handle over the Thanksgiving weekend. Â DeanÂ helped pack orders when I was behind and gotÂ up early on Monday and packed a good portion ofÂ the orders before he went off to work. Yes, he still has a demanding consulting job other than Alabu. Â He is so hard working. Â He thanks me for putting up with himÂ because he is so driven to accomplishment. ButÂ thereÂ would be no Alabu without him. I say thank you Dean, forÂ always looking for ways to make my life easier and making my dreams come true.